Chronic Pain

Do you suffer from chronic pain?  If so, I want you to know that you are not alone.  I set up this page to raise awareness about the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain,  many of whom may be suffering in silence because they may think it is something they just have to deal with or that they are the only ones.  About 100-million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is defined as pain lasting longer than six months (“What Is Chronic Pain and What Are the Symptoms?,” 2014). Unlike acute pain, chronic pain is persistent, because the pain signals continue to fire for prolonged periods–weeks, months and even years (“Chronic Pain Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS),” 2015). It can originate from acute trauma, injury or infection and/or it even be in the absence of injury and be very generalized in nature (“What Is Chronic Pain and What Are the Symptoms?,” 2014).

If you suffer from chronic pain, please know that you are not alone in this. I am hoping to raise awareness about chronic pain through the real life stories of those suffering, possibly in silence, because they may think it is something they just have to deal with or that they are the only ones.  Reach out to me on this blog and I’ll tell you how you can share your story and also get links and resources for help.  We want to hear your stories of chronic pain, to help others know that they are not alone.  Meanwhile, click on the link below to read this article published in the February 2016 Edition of IDEA Fitness Journal on “The Many Dimensions of Pain”. It is very insightful for chronic pain sufferers and professionals working with patients and/or clients in chronic pain.

The Many Dimensions of Pain, IDEA Fitness Journal, February 2016

Bev

Thank you all!

References:

Carey/MA, A. (2016, January 13). The many dimensions of pain. Retrieved from http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/the-many-dimensions-of-pain

Chronic Pain Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). (2015, August 3). Retrieved August 6, 2015, from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chronic_pain/chronic_pain.htm

What Is Chronic Pain and What Are the Symptoms?. (2014, April 4). Retrieved August 6, 2015, from http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/understanding-pain-management-chronic-pain

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