Pain

Why Using Paracetamol To Ease Your Back Pain Is All Wrong

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Millions of people who have been using paracetamol to ease their lower back pain may have been better off not taking anything at all, a study has foun...

The Joy of Being Misunderstood: How To Handle Pain

Sacha Wise | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Wise

Really?! The joy of being misunderstood? Yes, bare with me for a second and just keep reading. Misunderstandings can be like sharing your home with a stranger: awkward, uncomfortable and frustrating. Even worse, when the stranger is supposed to be your best friend, parent or partner, and the intimate space is your relationship. No joy yet.

Assisted to Die or to Live?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Today the Supreme court ruled against right to die campaigners Paul Lamb and Jane Nicklinson in their latest attempt to change the current laws on assisted suicide, and I must admit I am relieved. I know that might sound heartless, and there are many voices who cry about their suffering and choice, but a recent stay in hospital made me realise that there is a wider issue behind the assisted suicide debate.

Make Time Stand Still

Elaine Benton | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I would like to dedicate this article to a good friend who is battling Parkinson's and will hopefully be undergoing surgery soon. May you have a speedy recovery, resulting in an improved quality of life. This article is for you - one of the many unknown heroes, whose private story goes unsung but who inspires me with your bravery, insightful words of wisdom, a great sense of humour and wit.

10 Things You Should Know About Emotional Affairs

Suzi Godson | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Emotional affairs do not necessarily include sex and can even occur over the Internet between two people who have never met face to face, but the effects can be just as devastating to relationships as sexual affairs- sometimes even more so.

Why We Use Distractions to Escape Our Pain

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

Escaping pain never works. You can try, but there will always be a time when you are left alone in the abyss of your thoughts and the pain will re-surface. Drugs, sex, alcohol.. they are perfect engines for your own escape, but eventually they will become your consistent means of running away from what is actually hurting you.

Turning Towards What Hurts, a New, Mindful Blueprint for How We Can Live Better With Pain

Vidyamala Burch | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vidyamala Burch

Through mindfulness we can learn to tease apart the two kinds of suffering, meaning we can learn to accept the primary sensations and in turn, greatly reduce the secondary suffering which has a way of dissolving when looked upon with a compassionate eye.

Pain - a Personal Insight

Mik Scarlet | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

As I approach my fifth day without sleep I must admit I am finding the thought of battling my way through until bed time a daunting concept. You may notice I use words like fighting, battling and defences. I do so as when you are in the grip of very high levels of pain you really feel like you are at war.

Understanding Chronic Pain

Elaine Benton | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

In many ways I depend on people who are not sick. I need you to visit me when I'm too sick to go out. Sometimes I need help with shopping, cooking, cleaning, or taken to the doctor. You are my link to normalcy and help me to keep in touch with parts of life I miss.

Not Now Darling, I've Got Painful Joints...

Alan Silman | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

For someone with arthritis who is living with pain and stiffness in their joints, it's not just a matter of finding the time. Imagine how difficult it would be to maintain intimacy with your partner if, having a hug, sleeping next to someone at night or going for a walk was excruciatingly painful.

Fighting for Our Freedom to Be Healthy

Tony Lobl | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What might be the basis for not accepting second class health? Perhaps because its as innate to our spiritual sense to feel health is natural as it is politically to demand equal rights. "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties," mused Swiss poet and philosopher Henri Frédéric Amiele.

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.

The British Stereotypical Stiff Upper Lip Strikes Again

Dr Davina Deniszczyc | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Davina Deniszczyc

How do you feel when you get out of bed each morning? In great shape and ready to face the day or do you have an underlying niggle, a pain you've never been able to address? Unfortunately, for many of us it is the latter. What do you tend to do about it? If your answer is nothing, then you are one of many people who are ignoring regular pain.

How to be Strong and When to be Weak

Dale Murray | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Murray

You may have problems in your life or with your business, you may have days where you don't feel that strong at all. Me too. And my message to you is that we are all like that. Do not think that the seemingly successful business people in our world are any stronger than you.

Can We Lean On "Sweet Love" to Beat Chronic Pain?

Tony Lobl | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

A rumour going around for, oh, several millennia, is that God's divine m.o. includes sending suffering to teach us to love Him. That view has always mystified me.

Invisible Pain...

Debbie E. Cook | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK
Debbie E. Cook

It's World Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Day on Saturday 4 May. Whilst advanced AS can cause fusion in the neck, spine and sometimes other areas and hence a change in posture, it can often be invisible. Not many people know much about AS, despite the fact that it is not a rare condition. It also is a form of arthritis that affects young people.

Should We Care That Fish Might Feel Pain? A Case for the Vegan Option Continued

Sue Cross | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

In trawling nets, fish are trapped with rocks, debris and other sea life and dragged along the bottom of the sea for hours. Surely, in these circumstances, they must suffer fear, pain and stress?

Sadness Steals Your Smile

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Start forgiving today and what happened yesterday will start falling away as you begin to feel, experience and know how it feels to be free of hate, anger and resentment.

Spirituality - Another Vital Sign on the Doctor's Checklist?

Tony Lobl | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

The machine, beeping steadily away in the background, reassuringly spells life. Suddenly it goes haywire. Something's wrong. The patient needs urgent...

When Even Your Headache Pills Give You a Headache is There a Way Out of the Medical Maze?

Tony Lobl | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

So you've got a headache and you want to be rid of it. It's simple, right? You take a tablet. Or is it? As the Global Year Against Headache draws...

Pain, Gain and the Race of Life

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

This summer, the world is looking towards London to celebrate its athletes. For them, the saying 'no pain, no gain' is part of their path to excellence.

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Why Chronic Pain Could All Be In Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Emotions may determine why some people are more likely to suffer chronic pain than others, a study has found. The emotional state of the brain can ...

Does Keeping Busy Combat Pain?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Mental distraction really can reduce pain, and the effect is not just in the mind, research has shown. Scientists carried out scanning studies whic...

Open Letter to Winston Matthews - Prisoner Number A8167CK

Jason Reed | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Dear Winston Matthews, Words simply cannot express how I felt when I learned of your incarceration.

How Stress Can Lead To Physical Pain

PA | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists believe they have discovered why psychological stress can lead to physical pain. A research team at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsb...