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    Pain Assessment – What is your Profile?

    by  • 22 May 2014 • abdominal pain, aches and pains, Assessment, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain acceptance, chronic pain management, Communication, coping with chronic pain syndrome, dealing with pain, Doctor Patient Communication, living with pain, pain assessment, Pain News

    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”. The Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT) […]

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    Living With Pain: Chronic Pain Acceptance

    by  • 12 March 2014 • back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain acceptance, chronic pain management, Coping, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, living with pain, managing pain, Pain Acceptance, Pain News, severe pain

    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

    by  • 27 February 2014 • abdominal pain, aches and pains, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain management, Communication, coping with chronic pain syndrome, dealing with pain, living with pain, Pain News, Relationships, Social Support, social support and 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 with pain. You may wonder if  others understand the impact of chronic […]

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    Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude

    by  • 27 November 2013 • back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain acceptance, chronic pain management, Coping, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, Emotion, gratitude, Pain Acceptance, Pain News, pictures, severe pain, thankfulness, thanksgiving, treatment for chronic pain, well being

    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 losses. Over time, you may have become more resentful and less thankful.   […]

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

    by  • 20 November 2013 • aches and pains, Activity, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain management, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, exercise, living with pain, Migraine Headache, Pacing, Pain News, walking

    If your back hurts, or you have tension headaches, facial pain, knee pain, migraine headaches, arthritis, or one of the many other chronic pain problems, you may find it difficult to stay active, much less to exercise.  Yet, an important […]

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    Living with Pain: Create a Soothing Space

    by  • 18 September 2013 • abdominal pain, aches and pains, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain acceptance, chronic pain management, living with pain, managing pain, Pain News, relaxation techniques, treatment for chronic pain

    Stress can make chronic pain worse. Whether you suffer from headaches, arthritis, abdominal pain, temporomandibular disorder, or any other chronic pain condition you may benefit from identifying methods to reduce the stress in your life. One approach to stress management […]

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    Living with Pain: Don’t Let Pain Define You

    by  • 7 August 2013 • abdominal pain, aches and pains, alternative pain treatment, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain management, Coping, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, Depression, Goals, living with pain, managing pain, Managing Your Thoughts, migraine headaches, Pain Acceptance, Pain News, Roles, Self-Efficacy, severe pain

    Living with severe pain can be a trigger for depression, a sense of loss of who you are and who you will become, and a belief that you can’t manage your pain or your life. It is true that pain […]

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    Living With Pain: The Challenge of Habituation

    by  • 1 August 2013 • abdominal pain, aches and pains, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain acceptance, chronic pain management, Communication, dealing with pain, living with pain, Pain News, Relationships, Social Support

    I have written a number of blog posts about the relationship issues associated with chronic pain. Today, I want to focus on your relationships with family – they live with your pain too. Not directly of course. They do not […]

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    Chronic Pain Can be Lonely: Nine Ways to Reconnect

    by  • 17 July 2013 • abdominal pain, aches and pains, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain acceptance, chronic pain management, Communication, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, dealing with pain, depressed, Pain News, Relationships, severe pain, Social Support

    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 other type of chronic pain. You may have found that you see […]

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

    by  • 4 July 2013 • abdominal pain, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain management, Coping, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, dealing with pain, Goals, living with pain, pain coping, Pain News, pictures, Self-Efficacy, severe pain

    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 afraid to try again tomorrow. It can challenge  your beliefs in your […]

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