All posts tagged coping with chronic pain syndrome

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

Aspects of Chronic Pain

Pain Assessment – What is your Profile?

When you think about your own pain experience, you may first think about how much you hurt. But, the full pain experience is actually broader than "how much".

Chronic-Pain-Management-Pain Acceptance

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.

Talking About Chronic Pain

Talking About Chronic Pain

People with chronic pain often say that their partner, family, friends, co-workers, or boss don't seem to understand their pain problem or what it is like to live

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

Chronic Pain Management and Activity Level

Chronic Pain Management and Activity Level: The Power of 10%

If your back hurts, or you have tension headaches, facial pain, knee pain, migraine headaches, arthritis, or one of the many other chronic pain

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,

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

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