Everyday Habits That Make Pain Worse -- and How to Fix Them

Do you slouch? Carry a big purse? Feel angry? Miss your sleep? You may be triggering pain. (12 Photos)

Stacey Colino on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:35AM

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Everyday Habits That Make Pain Worse -- and How to Fix Them

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Change Habits That Worsen Pain

When you’re in pain, whether it’s from a migraine, a kink in your back or a flare-up of arthritis, you probably do everything in your power to make it go away fast. But even if you’re conscientious about taking your meds and modifying your activities, your everyday habits could be thwarting your efforts to control your pain effectively. Here are 10 lifestyle habits that could be making your pain worse, plus sound advice from pain experts on how to change them.

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