Celeste Cooper's Blog
20 Hours AgoChronic pain wears us down regardless of the source. There are many painful disorders recognized in May, and I have discussed ways to advocate and raise awareness, now it is time to say something about what we can do to help our body not only function better, but feel better too.
Self-Responsibility, “&he...Full Post
On May 05The primary presenting complaint in fibromyalgia is muscle pain, and the primary reason chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) patients seek treatment, is life altering fatigue and an overwhelming feeling of illness. Though in neither case, is this where symptoms stop.
The diagnostic criteria for...Full Post
On Apr 28
In the study, Ultrasonic characterization of the upper trapezius muscle in patients with chronic neck pain, they found "With further refinement, ultrasound imaging can be a promising objective method for characterizing soft tissue abnormalities associated with active MTrPs and elucidating the role of...Full Post
On Mar 16Please see the PAINS Policy BriefI am please to be a participant in this most important, energetic, and patient focused group of people represented by many influential organizations, individuals, and people in pain.“The PAINS Alliance believes that the only way to realize this transformation...Full Post
Pelvic Pain, Bladder Disorders, Prostate Problems, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Other Female and Male Related troubles: Is it more than co-incidence? With many resources for you
On Mar 16Pelvic Pain, Bladder Disorders, Prostate Problems, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Other Female and Male Related troubles: Is it more than co-incidence? With many resources for you
The muscles...Full Post
On Mar 16A unique immunological pattern has been found in fibromyalgia in a study done by Behm, et al, 2012.
"The cytokine responses to mitogenic activators of PBMC isolated from patients with FM were significantly lower than those of healthy individuals, implying that cell-mediated immunity is impaired in FM...Full Post
On Feb 04“When [Raynaud’s] occurs by itself, it is called Raynaud’s disease, or primary Raynaud’s phenomenon. When it occurs along with other diseases, such as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, Sjogren’s syndrome, or mixed connective tissue disease, it is...Full Post
On Jan 23The women to men ratio affected by fibromyalgia are 7:1 or 8:1, but are these statistics accurate?
We once thought more men were affected by heart disease than women and we now know that is not the case, and even more alarming, women’s heart attacks are twice as likely to be fatal. So we ask, “Why the disparity in...Full Post
On Jan 15What is it?
Xerostomia, impressive word, right? Not!
Xerostomia (pronounced ‘zero-stow-mia’) is commonly known as chronic dry mouth. When we don’t have enough saliva it affects the health of our mouth, and can cause gum disease, mouth sores, bad breath, cavities and tooth loss. It also affects our ability...Full Post
On Dec 29Exercise and Chronic Pain: Complimentary Roommates
The article includes:
What is exercise?
When to exercise
Types of exercise
Movement and tolerance
Finding your target heart rate(THR)
Effects of exercise