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All posts tagged coping with chronic pain syndrome
Dr. Ruehlman suggests techniques to continue to pursue goals, despite your chronic pain.
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".
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.
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
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
If your back hurts, or you have tension headaches, facial pain, knee pain, migraine headaches, arthritis, or one of the many other chronic pain
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,
Living with severe pain can be a trigger for depression, a
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