Trigeminal Neuralgia

What do you think of when you think of intense pain? Many women might say childbirth. A veteran who survived injury from an explosive device might describe the related pain as the worst he or she ever experienced. The list goes on. Burn victims, cancer patients and people involved in severe automobile accidents all have … Read more

Rebuild Friendships

You may have noticed that pain puts a strain on friendship. Whether you have fibromyalgia, headaches, back pain, arthritis, or other type of chronic pain, chronic pain can take a toll on your relationships, especially with friends. You may see friends less or  feel disconnected when you do get together. You may have lost touch with … Read more

Is Pain Management Coaching Right For You?

Chronic pain has a life-crushing impact. Becky Curtis, founder and pain coach at Take Courage Coaching, knows this firsthand. After a near-fatal car accident and subsequent development of central nerve pain, she almost became another statistic. Here, we talk with her about how she transformed her experience into a personal coaching career that not only helps other … Read more

Talking to Your Boss About Pain

Talking to Your Boss About Pain

If you are like many people with chronic pain, you maintain a full-or part-time job, despite your pain. Working with chronic pain can be challenging. Occasionally, your performance may be reduced or you may be late or absent. You may operate on less sleep, be impaired by medication side effects, and you pain may make it … Read more

PR: Sex & Diet–OIC Survey

Sex, Diet & Other New Findings from OIC Patient Survey The World Institute of Pain’s PainPathways Magazine, in partnership with AstraZeneca, has released the findings of a six-month survey of their readers to better understand the experience of patients with opioid-induced constipation (OIC), the most common and challenging side effect of opioid therapy. The survey findings were … Read more

Popular Adult Coloring Books Distract from Pain and More

Who knew our Facebook post on adult coloring books would cause such a stir? The post and article – Why Coloring Could Be the New Alternative to Meditation – received numerous comments and photos of your beautiful artwork. Many of you said that coloring relieves stress and tension of your pain condition. So, we wanted to learn more about this … Read more

Postherpetic Neuralgia

NO ONE BELIEVED HER, and some implied she was crazy. One doctor even told her to see a psychiatrist. But 22-year-old Amy Shchrader, a respiratory therapist, had enough medical knowledge to realize something was seriously wrong when she awoke one morning feeling as if she had a grain of sand in her eye. She also noticed a … Read more

PR: Breast Cancer Awareness


JOAN LUNDEN, featured in PainPathways Magazine, to Speak at NC Breast Cancer Awareness Event on October 13 Joan Lunden, breast cancer survivor, former Good Morning America host and the current cover feature of PainPathways Magazine, will speak at two events through – Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test ®, a North Carolina–based nonprofit organization dedicated solely to funding … Read more