Invitation to the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) Webinar Series – Virtually Better: Using Virtual Reality to Treat Real Pain with Dr. Brennan Spiegel

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.When: Jun 30, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Topic: American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) Webinar Series – 2 Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9DsLG45wT8Odn9Vk5eDE8Q After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Healthline

https://www.healthline.com/health/mast-cell-activation-syndrome Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Symptoms Causes Risk factors Diagnosis Treatment Outlook What is mast cell activation syndrome? Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) occurs when the mast cells in your body release too much of the substances inside them at the wrong times. Mast cells are part of your immune system. They’re found in yourContinue reading “Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Healthline”

New Digital Health Platform Targets 50 Million Americans With Chronic Pain – Forbes

Jun 1, 2021,06:30am EDT|1,396 views New Digital Health Platform Targets 50 Million Americans With Chronic Pain Avi Dorfman has had a front row seat to the toll of chronic pain. He spent years trying to help a loved one find relief—to no avail. After visits to primary care doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists didn’t help,Continue reading “New Digital Health Platform Targets 50 Million Americans With Chronic Pain – Forbes”

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month: June 2021 – Everyday Health

https://www.everydayhealth.com/migraine/awareness-month/ MIGRAINE Migraine and Headache Awareness Month: June 2021 Awareness Days and Wee… Walks and Runs Conferences Volunteering Jump to More Topics By Scott FontanaLast Updated: April 21, 2021 Everyone has a headache now and then, but not everyone with a headache has a headache disorder such as chronic migraine or cluster headaches. Still, as the World Health Organization (WHO) points out,Continue reading “Migraine and Headache Awareness Month: June 2021 – Everyday Health”

Connecting the Dots to Expedite a Paradigm Shift – Amy Goldstein, MSW, Director, Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management (AACIPM)

http://painmanagementalliance.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AACIPM_UVM_4.19.21.pdf Slides from Amy Goldstein’s presentation to the UVM Integrative Pain Management Conference, May 7, 2021

Best Security Settings When Using Zoom

https://zoom.us/…/Securing%20Your%20Zoom%20Meetings.pdf Best security settings when using Zoom I have been using Zoom for my ACPA support group meetings since the start of the Pandemic. I followed the Zoom recommendations for security (as they evolved) because I feared Zoom bombers. Although any platform will provide the “contact” we should have as facilitators, I have been satisfiedContinue reading “Best Security Settings When Using Zoom”

Topic Suggestion: Anger and Chronic Pain – Patti Mehaffie

ACPA CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP ZOOM MEETING – 6/3/21 TOPIC:  ANGER AND CHRONIC PAIN ___________________________________________________________________ Group Q:  In your chronic pain/illness experience, what types of things have caused you to become angry? Angry at life, your bodies, limitations, attitudes of others? Group Q:  Is anger normal for someone experiencing the chronic pain/illness that you are?Continue reading “Topic Suggestion: Anger and Chronic Pain – Patti Mehaffie”

Back Pain Consortium Research Program (BACPAC) – HEAL Initiative – National Institute of Health

https://heal.nih.gov/research/clinical-research/back-pain Back Pain Consortium Research Program https://heal.nih.gov/news/stories/virtual-reality https://heal.nih.gov/news/stories/bacpac-low-back-pain Research Spotlights Image Piecing Together the Puzzle of Chronic Low Back PainPreviousNext Overview The Research Need Chronic low back pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain among adults worldwide; according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, it ranked highest in termsContinue reading “Back Pain Consortium Research Program (BACPAC) – HEAL Initiative – National Institute of Health”

Friday Morning Thoughts – Marian Griffey – 5/28/2021

Good morning, everyone ~ Summer has not exactly taken us by surprise. We expected it to happen. Yet, the sudden arrival continues to catch us off guard. One day, we are wrapping protective covers around our tender plants, guarding against a cold snap that threatens their existence. The next we’re sweltering in Summer’s triple-digit heat/humidity, wateringContinue reading “Friday Morning Thoughts – Marian Griffey – 5/28/2021”