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When your chronic pain becomes a daily hindrance
Chronic pain is a common side effect of military service. Whether you have a bad back, aching joints, or a knee that can predict the weather, the extreme physical demands of military life can age your body far beyond its years. Some veterans have extensive combat injuries, while others deal with painful joints from too many nights sleeping on the ground. Maybe you have become used to pain as part of your daily routine. “It’s no big deal,” you say, or you shrug it off as another side effect of the Big Green Weenie.
Optimism may protect soldiers against chronic pain, study says
Soldiers who displayed high optimism before deployment were less likely to develop chronic pain after being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq than those who were more pessimistic, a new study finds
There Really Is Such Thing As Drowning Your Pain In Booze, According To Science
Have you ever noticed how downing a few beers makes you feel invincible? That’s because alcohol, in addition to annihilating...
Vets With Chronic Pain Find Relief At VA’s Pain Schools
For veterans dealing with chronic pain, the pain program at a VA medical center in Bedford, Massachusetts, offers an alternative...
The VA’s Attempt To Fight Opioid Dependence Leaves Pain Patients Cut Off
Anyone who has ruck marched with a heavy pack, performed a parachute landing fall out of a C-130 or worn...