Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder where your immune system mistakenly attacks and damages your healthy body tissue. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases states that it affects nearly 1.5 million people in the United States. Are you one of these 1.5 million suffers? If so, Sovereign Rehabilitation can help. (more…)
It’s easy to see the physical effects of chronic pain. It limits our mobility, and keeps us from participating in the activities we love. It can also make it harder to sleep, which can have far-reaching physical consequences.
But chronic pain does more than affect our bodies – it can also affect our minds, our self-esteem, and how we see ourselves. In fact, researchers have found consistently lower levels of self-esteem in patients diagnosed with a chronic, pain-inducing illness than in healthier populations. (more…)
Studies have found that people suffering from chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia experience less pain and fewer symptoms simply by adopting a positive attitude. Some research has even found that a happy outlook can be as effective as taking painkillers.