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CBD Has an Extremely Wide Range of Health Benefits

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound derived from Cannabis sativa. Studies are confirming its benefits in a variety of clinical conditions, including cancer, arthritis, and migraine.
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The Best Ways To Treat Back Pain Without Drugs

A variety of non-drug treatments, ranging from massage & physical therapy to low-level laser therapy, have been found to provide relief from chronic pain.

Yoga, Deep Breathing, and the Brain

Researchers have found significant CSF flow exclusively with inspiration. In particular, during forced deep breathing. High CSF flow was elicited during every inspiration, whereas breath holding suppressed it.

Chronic Pain Wallops Even This Optimist

Even an eternal optimist who has smiled her way through life, despite 49 surgeries to correct problems related to sacral agenesis, can get beaten down by chronic pain
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Living with Interstitial Cystitis

Catherine Horine tells her story of living with interstitial cystitis.
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The Perspective of a Medical Student and a Patient on The...

A first-year medical student writes about what being a patient in pain taught her about appreciating the patient perspective.
Julie Hemker, author of "Living with Sacral Agenesis" series on TDWI

My Life with Sacral Agenesis: Overwhelmed by a PICC Line

An infection after her 49th surgery for complications related to sacral agenesis led to the insertion of a PICC line and a flood of childhood memories.
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Time is On My Side, Yes It Is…Living with Sacral Agenesis

Julie Hemker writes about living with sacral agenesis. She's had 48 surgeries to correct the congenital abnormalities and yet she is still smiling.

The Power of Distraction for Chronic Pain

Julie shares how she uses movie therapy to deal with her chronic pain due, in part, to a newly diagnosed heterotopic ossification.