Loss

Loss

One of the most difficult aspects of chronic pain management is dealing with the losses that may accompany pain. Your roles may have changed. Your role as spouse or partner, friend, worker, mom or dad, brother or sister, athlete may be modified or lost. You may no...
Sleep + Pain

Sleep + Pain

  A pain soother is anything that you can do that reduces your pain somewhat. The key is realizing that although being pain free would be great, pain reduction is a worthy goal that will help you feel more comfortable. Heat, cold, stretching and a hot bath can all be...
Rewiring the Brain to Heal

Rewiring the Brain to Heal

Neuroscientists estimate that it can take as little as a tenth of a second to notice a threat—an aggressive face, for example, but much longer to recognize something pleasant. This is compounded because threats are reacted to virtually instantaneously and go straight...