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Don’t think that having chronic pain has to limit what you are able to do. Regular exercise and a healthy diet have been shown to reduce the effects of chronic pain, especially when used in conjunction with other treatments. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle can give you more energy, help you sleep better and maintain your strength and endurance.

Back Pain Exercise - Can Exercise Help My Chronic Back Pain?
Believe it or not, exercise can actually be good for your chronic back pain. Here is a guideline for starting an exercise program if you have chronic back pain.

Yoga and Chronic Pain
An interview with Kelly McGonigal, author of Yoga for Pain Relief.

Can Cycling Cause Chronic Pelvic Pain?
Have you ever heard the term Cyclist's Syndrome? Cyclists sometimes develop pelvic pain over time, called pudendal neuralgia. Diagnosing, treating and avoiding Cyclist's Syndrome.

What Not to Eat if You Have Chronic Pain
Eating a diet high in junk food can make your pain worse. A guide to healthier eating for those with chronic pain.

Can I Mix Painkillers and Alcohol?
It may not seem risky to have a drink or two from time to time, but did you know even over-the-counter pain killing drugs may interact with alcohol? The risks of mixing alcohol and painkillers.

Nine Things That Make Chronic Pain Worse
Changing a few simple aspects of your lifestyle can put you in better control of your pain. Here are nine things that make chronic pain worse.

Can Smoking Make My Pain Worse?
Many people use smoking as a form of relaxation, but did you know that smoking can actually make chronic pain worse? A description of the reasons why this is true.

Is it Safe to Exercise With Chronic Pain?
Exercise has been proven beneficial for people with chronic pain, but how do you know what kind of exercise is safe? A guide for where to begin.

Antiinflammatory Foods - Diet for Chronic Pain
Does eating eggplant really make your pain worse? About.com's guide to nutrition reviews the basics of nutrition for pain control.

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