All posts tagged coping with chronic pain syndrome

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. But that is not what is meant by the term. It has […]

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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

Nine-Ways-to-Reconnect

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

Coping with Pain - Self Efficacy

Coping with Pain: Five Ways to Improve Your Self-Efficacy

Chronic pain often gets in the way of life. Pain can cancel, interrupt, delay, interfere with, and diminish living.  The worst part is that it can make you

chronic pain management - journal

Chronic Pain Management: Anger, Pain, and Relationships

Living with chronic pain can be very frustrating. Not surprisingly, people with chronic pain tend to report

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