Chronic pain

Chronic Pain as an Expression of Grief

As America grows older, we all are suffering from some sort of chronic pain. It could be your arthritis flaring up to back pain. Approximately more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, per data revealed by the American Academy of Pain Medicine....

Does Anxiety cause Chronic Pain?

Dr. Griffin Baum MD, a spine surgery from New York reports “Patients with anxiety typically report increased sensations of pain with more profound experiences of suffering and disability due to the pain…Anxiety arises from an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the...

Self-Care for Individuals with Chronic Pain

When I hear the works “self-care” I immediately think of a massage, facial or pedicure…oh and going out to dinner so I don’t have to cook! But for many who deal with chronic pain, self-care is an absolute necessity that goes beyond. “Treating yourself” is not a form...

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...