Coping with Chronic Pain – American Psychological Association

Coping with chronic pain Chronic pain is physically and psychologically stressful and its constant discomfort can lead to anger and frustration with yourself and your loved ones.Date created: 20113 min read Chronic Illness Pain 0 Chronic pain is physically and psychologically stressful and its constant discomfort can lead to anger and frustration with yourself andContinue reading “Coping with Chronic Pain – American Psychological Association”

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Complex-Regional-Pain- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet What is complex regional pain syndrome?What are typical symptoms of CRPS?What causes CRPS?How is CRPS diagnosed?How is CRPS treated?What research is currently being done on CRPS?Where can I get more information? What is complex regional pain syndrome? Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a broad term describing excessContinue reading “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke”

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Nonpharmacologic, Noninvasive Treatments – PubMed.gov – National Library of Medicine

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33064421/ Review Am Fam Physician . 2020 Oct 15;102(8):465-477. Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Nonpharmacologic, Noninvasive Treatments Diane M Flynn 1Affiliations expand PMID: 33064421 Abstract Chronic low back pain, neck pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia are the most common types of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Because no individual therapy has consistent benefit, a multimodal treatment approach to chronic musculoskeletal pain isContinue reading “Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Nonpharmacologic, Noninvasive Treatments – PubMed.gov – National Library of Medicine”

NIH-funded Study Suggests Brain is Hard-wired for Chronic Pain – National Institutes of Health

NIH-funded study suggests brain is hard-wired for chronic pain https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-funded-study-suggests-brain-hard-wired-chronic-pain Brain’s white matter may determine susceptibility to chronic pain.Scientists used the structure of the brain’s white matter (green lines) to predict whether a subject would recover from low back pain. Red dots represent differences in white matter structure between subjects who recovered and who sufferedContinue reading “NIH-funded Study Suggests Brain is Hard-wired for Chronic Pain – National Institutes of Health”

Complementary Health Approaches for Chronic Pain: What the Science Says – National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/complementary-health-approaches-for-chronic-pain-science NCCIH Clinical Digest for health professionals Complementary Health Approaches for Chronic Pain: What the Science Says September 2016 Clinical Guidelines, Scientific Literature, Info for Patients: Complementary Health Approaches for Chronic Pain Fibromyalgia In general, research on complementary health approaches for fibromyalgia must be regarded as preliminary. However, recent systematic reviews and randomized clinical trials provide encouragingContinue reading “Complementary Health Approaches for Chronic Pain: What the Science Says – National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health”

Infographic: The Path to Chronic Pain – Curable

https://www.curablehealth.com/infographic/path-out-of-chronic-pain?gclid=CjwKCAjw64eJBhAGEiwABr9o2NacX_p_Jcc_89hulPJ1aONmUpYwiRuLjW6hZoxeFlpPHlgFxXESYhoCdyoQAvD_BwEChronic pain looks different for everyone. For some, the journey begins in childhood (Step #1). For others, it begins at the onset of symptoms (Step #6). Both paths are equally valid and real. Tap here to download a printable version of this infographic. Did anything you see here surprise you? Here are a few things to keepContinue reading “Infographic: The Path to Chronic Pain – Curable”

Pain – National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/pain Home Health Information Pain Pain Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care. It is also a common reason why people turn to complementary and integrative health approaches. If you are considering such an approach for pain, this information can help you talk with your health care provider. NCCIH supports and conductsContinue reading “Pain – National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey, ACPA Facilitator

Good morning, everyone! At this time yesterday (shortly before 5:00a.m.) the temperature was already 91 degrees. The barometric pressure was intense, and the humidity level so high the concrete was sweating. By 10:00a.m. the sun was too intense for anything but ants/mosquitoes. Our first small-group parking-lot Pain Management session proved to be a test ofContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey, ACPA Facilitator”

Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups – WordPress

Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups “In times of crisis people want to know that you care,more than they care what you know.”~~ Will Rogers This resource is under development……for facilitators of online peer support groups by facilitators of online peer support groups. Why create these tips? There is a lot of information available aboutContinue reading “Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups – WordPress”