Pain-Free Clothing for Today’s Pain Sufferers

What does pain-free clothing mean if you suffer from fibromyalgia, CRPS/RSD or another condition that makes getting dressed a painful experience? If your shirts drive you crazy, shoes hurt your feet or pants always feel tight, read on to see what you can do. (Be sure you get to the end…we have a surprise waiting for … Read more

Talking About Chronic Pain

ople 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 pain on daily life, whether they can truly appreciate what you are going through, or … Read more

Don’t Let Pain Derail You!

Don’t Let Pain Derail You!

Your chronic pain problem may have knocked you off course. Your personal, family, work, health, and social goals may have been derailed. You may feel as though you are simply stuck, unable to go forward and incapable of going back to your old life. Sometimes it may feel like living with pain takes all of … Read more

Neuromodulation 101

Neuromodulation 101

This article on neuromodulation was provided by the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). To learn more, please visit: www.neuromodulation.org Used to manage a variety of recalcitrant pain syndromes, neuromodulation encompasses the application of targeted electrical, chemical and biological technologies to the nervous system in order to improve function and quality of life. The appropriate neuromodulation therapy … Read more

Advocacy—Creating a Pain Awareness Event

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Over 100 million Americans live with chronic pain, and advocates are key to educating others about pain-related issues. In the previous issue, we outlined ten ways to advocate, but one of the best ways to harness the power of advocacy and make a specific contribution is to organize an educational pain event. September is National Pain … Read more

Barby Ingle on CRPS

Barby Ingle on CRPS

By definition, cheerleaders are enthusiastic supporters, passionate about their teams and eager to inspire others to action. But when Barby Ingle began battling chronic pain caused by a medical condition, injuries and then complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), she had no idea she was starting down a path that would transform her into a cheerleader with an international audience. Growing … Read more