All posts tagged chronic pain

Participate in a Study to Develop the Online Partner Pain Support Program

Dear Readers: I am writing to inform you about a research study to develop the online Partner Pain Support Program. You and your partner may be eligible to participate in this study. The study is funded by the National Institute […]

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Don't let pain derail you!

Don’t Let Pain Derail You!

Your chronic pain problem may have knocked you off course. Your personal, family, work, health, and social goals may have been derailed. You may feel as though you

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Living With Pain: Chronic Pain Acceptance

You may have heard the term "chronic pain acceptance".  At first, it may sound a little sad - as though you are being asked to simply give up.

You can learn to be thankful

Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude

It can be difficult to feel thankful when you live with chronic pain.  Because pain may interfere with important areas of life, you may have suffered some difficult

Don't give up on goals.

Living with Pain: Goals Matter

Chronic pain can make your goals seem unimportant or unreachable.  Your pain may interfere with your social goals, career goals, or family goals.  Personal goals like exercise, hobbies,

Create a Soothing Space

Living with Pain: Create a Soothing Space

Stress can make chronic pain worse. Whether you suffer from

Sleep, depression, pain, and disability

Living with Pain: Sleep Quality, Depression, Pain and Disability

Felix Naughton and his colleagues conducted a study to examine the relationship between sleep quality, depression, pain severity, and disability.  Their results (reported in the journal

Don't let pain define you

Living with Pain: Don’t Let Pain Define You

Living with severe pain can be a trigger for depression, a

Living with Pain: The Challenge of Habituation

Living With Pain: The Challenge of Habituation

I have written a number of blog posts about the relationship issues associated with chronic pain. Today, I want to focus

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Chronic Pain Can be Lonely: Nine Ways to Reconnect

Chronic pain can make it hard to feel connected to others. Pain puts a strain on friendship - whether you have fibromyalgia, headaches, back pain, arthritis, or any

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