All posts tagged severe pain

Don't let pain derail you!

Don’t Let Pain Derail You!

Dr. Ruehlman suggests techniques to continue to pursue goals, despite your chronic pain.

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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,

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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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

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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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Living With Pain: Two Types of Coping

From birth, we are all faced with two basic questions: "What do I want or need?" and "How do I get it?"  Of course, we start out wanting

Notice the Positive

Living with Chronic Pain: Notice the Positive

It is not uncommon for chronic pain to be linked to depression. For example,  35% of the participants in one

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