Chronic pain

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

When the Pain is too much… You may be feeling hopeless this time of year because your pain is overwhelming.  You may think that it is too much and consider ending your life, to end the pain. I met a woman recently who told me she just wanted “…the insanity-inducing,...

When Acute Pain Turns To Chronic Pain

  Is there a way to prevent Acute Pain from becoming Chronic Pain? It seems so simple – you have an ongoing health condition and we focus on finding and using good pain management strategies.  If you have an ongoing health condition, the whole point of pain...

How to Survive the Holidays When You Have Chronic Pain

Yesterday, I decided to wrap all the gifts that were crowding my bedroom. Did I sit down at a table and wrap gifts? NOPE – stood for almost 5 hours and then had difficulty sleeping because of chronic pain. That was a dumb thing to do. This morning, I got up and...

Prevent Acute Pain from Becoming Chronic Pain

Is there a way to prevent Acute Pain from becoming Chronic Pain? It seems so simple – you have an ongoing health condition and we focus on finding and using good pain management strategies. If you have an ongoing health condition, the whole point of pain management is...

Cloudy with a Chance of Pain

When the wind blows or it’s damp, is your chronic pain worse? I have said that for years and have always been told “it’s in my head”. I can strictly follow my anti-inflammation diet and as soon as the fog rolls in, my hands hurt. Recently, researchers tracked more...

Why is my Pain Worse at Night?

The Relationship Between Pain and Sleep It’s 2am and I am wide awake. I can’t get comfortable because my hip is killing me. My three ibuprofen have worn off and I really should get up and take more, but I just don’t want to move. Sometimes, if I lay very still, the...