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Hope for Pain Relief

I’ve known of mindfulness practices for several years, and read Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn several years ago. It is one of the books I’ve recommended on this blog in the past. I have only recently, though, truly committed myself […]

March 23, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
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Long term opiate use safe; One woman’s experience with Savella

There are two great articles from Karen Lee Richards in HealthCentral’s Chronic Pain Connection newsletter today. The first,

December 3, 2009 · Cyn Armistead · 6 Comments
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Do you have chronic myofascial pain (trigger points)?

Trigger points (TrPs) confuse many people. People who suffer from Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) have tender points that are used for diagnosis, not trigger points. TrPs can lead to Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP). Trying to explain both of them is really beyond me, but Devin Starlanyl does a great job of making all of it clear. […]

August 19, 2009 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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