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Did You Know?

  • Chronic pain affects over 115 million Americans which is more than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.
  • Endorphins are endogenous opioids that are released when we exercise and when we experience pain. While many people in pain don’t feel they can exercise, it is exercise that actually helps people recover from and experience less pain.
  • Brain tissue does not feel pain. Brain surgeons who are operating don’t even apply anesthesia to the brain itself.
  • Green lighting actually soothes and alleviates migraines while blue, yellow, and red light irritates the experience of a migraine.
  • Spice is not actually a taste. Polymodal nociceptors in the mouth detect spice as heat or painful burning experience.
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Some level of pain in life in inevitable. But pain that you don't have the resources to deal with can be particularly debilitating. Here at we've assembled a skilled team of holistic health, exercise science, psychology, and product reviewers to provide resources to help you on your journey to a (relatively) pain free life.

How Do You Want To Combat Your Pain?

The 20 Best CBD Products For Pain And Inflammation
April 3, 2020      PainHacksEditor     13 Minute Read

There are many variables that effect pain including the impact of the pain as well as the duration.  We feel pain thanks to nocireceptors on the end of our nerves. This type of felt pain is a good thing! It’s how we signal the brain to avoid doing that again.   While pain is a necessary […]

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5 Techniques For Dealing With Nerve Pain
March 2, 2020      PainHacksEditor     5 Minute Read

If you’re dealing with nerve pain, you’re likely used to pain without a specific explanation or solution. This can be very alienating, but keep in mind: approximately 40 million Americans are dealing with the same issue. Nerve pain can be caused by cancer, HIV, diabetes, shingles, trauma, toxins, vitamin deficiencies, Lyme disease, and much more. […]

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What Causes Pain Behind the Knees?
January 3, 2020      PainHacksEditor     3 Minute Read

There are several things that could be causing pain in the back of your knee. While many of these issues are not serious, others are and will require some more immediate attention. Knee pain is common as the knees are used regularly and during activities that are high impact or low impact with high duration. […]

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The 10 Best Natural Remedies for Fatigue
January 3, 2020      PainHacksEditor     6 Minute Read

There are several reasons an individual experiences fatigue.  Most of the time there are multiple contributors to the feeling of fatigue and no one natural remedy is the magic bullet to fix fatigue for each person.  You may feel like you need an energy boost or perhaps you are tired and wired. Perhaps you are […]

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5 Techniques for Managing Fatigue
January 2, 2020      PainHacksEditor     6 Minute Read

If you are feeling fatigued then you are not alone. Chronic fatigue affects millions of Americans and many more have not been diagnosed. Still, we tend to view a diagnosis as a death sentence and there is nothing further from the truth when it comes to fatigue. There is a lot that you can do […]

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20 Apps for Pain Management
December 31, 2019      PainHacksEditor     16 Minute Read

Have you ever felt like experiencing chronic pain is a bit like working your way through a maze? You feel pain on one side of your body, and then the other, and then the weather changes and in rolls the migraines along with the pressure. Suddenly, your focus is gone and you’re feeling a bit […]

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A Guide to Non-Pharmacological Pain Management
December 31, 2019      PainHacksEditor     12 Minute Read

Right now in the United States there appears to be just one type of medication prescribed for pain management- an opiate. If you are reading this then chances are you have encountered the many pitfalls of opiates. Just in case we’ll list off a few issues with managing pain using an opiate. Opiates don’t last […]

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What are Nerve Endings?
December 31, 2019      PainHacksEditor     4 Minute Read

Your nervous system is incredibly complex, with billions of extremely specialized nerve cells. Nerve cells receive input from the outside world, from the beauty of a sunset to the pain of a stubbed toe. Nerves also process information within the body and transmit signals to create action, causing you to lift your head and gaze […]

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What is Nerve Pain?
December 31, 2019      PainHacksEditor     3 Minute Read

When we think of pain, injury and illness come to mind. But nerve pain is different. The causes, experiences, and treatment of nerve pain are distinct from the familiar pain resulting from skinned knees or headaches. Nerve pain can be confusing and can have serious negative impacts on your well-being and quality of life, especially […]

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9 Natural Remedies For Nerve Pain
December 31, 2019      PainHacksEditor     6 Minute Read

The time has come to find some natural alternative remedies for nerve pain.  We are no strangers to the experience of nerve pain and understand that this pain can be crippling.  It is certainly no fun, and when you’re going through it there’s no greater priority than killing the pain.  After a while, though synthetic […]

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