Our 10 Favorite Chronic Pain Bloggers

//Our 10 Favorite Chronic Pain Bloggers

Our 10 Favorite Chronic Pain Bloggers

With so much information scattered across the internet, it can be hard to focus attention on only the most pertinent, helpful knowledge. Thankfully, some bloggers have pulled this information together in beautifully written, informative sites that include tips for daily life, pain management, or recipes for healthy eating. In no particular order, here are our top ten favorite chronic pain bloggers.

1. A Couple Cooks

This blog’s play on words brings a little romance into the kitchen as husband and wife Alex and Sonja create vegetarian and vegan recipes that focus on delicious whole foods. What started as a personal decision to try to eat healthier and to cut out processed foods turned into a beautifully photographed and deliciously developed chronicle of their successful creations. Their recipes are simple and call for easy-to-find ingredients that everyone can enjoy.

2. ChronicBabe

Sometimes a blogger pops up online and you can’t get their words out of your head. Maybe it’s the personality. Maybe it’s the well-crafted writing. Maybe it’s that the blog speaks to you and tells their story like it’s yours. We have found one such blogger we love: ChronicBabe. Starting at the landing page, this blog immediately pulls the reader in and makes them feel welcome. Jenni Prokopy was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1997 when she was just 25. Shortly after that, the long list of chronic illness diagnoses began: asthma, anxiety, Raynaud’s phenomenon, GERD, and thyroid disease. She started ChronicBabe in 2005 to offer support and resources to others suffering from any kind of chronic illness.

3. Dr. Christiane Wolf

Dr. Wolf is a teacher of mindfulness meditation who writes extensively on the power of meditation to re-wire our brains to reduce tension, stress, and even illness in the body. Her meditation practice has spanned 25 years and continues to grow through her work at the non-profit meditation center InsightLA that she founded with Trudy Goodman, another teacher of mindfulness meditation for stress reduction.

4. Gluten-Free Girl

Shauna James Ahern frequently teams up with her partner, Daniel Ahern, to create delicious, easy, gluten-free food for anyone’s diet. We love the sidebar on her landing page with subjects like “New to Gluten-Free?” and cooking videos. Shauna’s new book Gluten-Free Girl: American Classics Reinvented hit stores in July 2015 and promises to be just as delicious as her blog!

5. Hurt Blogger

At 29, chronic pain blogger Britt suffers from a complex mix of conditions that include undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy, rheumatoid arthropathy, Sjogren’s syndrome, scoliosis, and complex migraines. These are further complicated by the fact that most of them are considered invisible illnesses which come with their own set of problems. Britt started her blog to combat the isolation and fear she was feeling as she tried to figure out what was happening to her. Her blog is frank and honest and offers a glimpse into her daily struggle.

6. Poor And Gluten-Free

Gluten-free cooking and baking can be an expensive prospect, especially if the cook is inexperienced. Danielle S. LeBlanc started her blog to help the inexperienced cook navigate the treacherous (and potentially expensive) waters of going gluten-free. Her site also offers tips and tricks on how to live more frugally in general, including tutorials on DIY projects to help create a smaller overall footprint on the earth.

7. Prevention RD

Run by registered dietician Nicole, this blog provides research-based nutrition information while still managing to create some of the most delicious food to help manage chronic pain conditions. In addition, Prevention RD offers tips and recipes for diabetes management and cardiovascular health. Nicole’s food philosophy focuses on eating well without sacrificing taste and pleasure:

“My food philosophy is all about balance: love what you eat and be what you eat to live a long, healthy life. What I serve up in my kitchen could be scaled back even further to include less calories, less fat, and a whole lot less of a lot…but I have learned that less is not always more when you’re talking about food. Loving what you eat at every meal should not only meet the needs of your body (without excess), but of the mind, and heart, and soul. If you don’t love what you eat today, why would you continue eating the same tomorrow?”

8. Sarah Hackley

If you are one of the thousands of people suffering from migraines, Sarah Hackley is the blogger for you. Sarah writes and publishes regularly on several different migraine sites, offering practical, realistic advice for migraine sufferers (and their loved ones). Some of Sarah’s best posts are those on her personal site that deal with the day-to-day realities of parenting with migraines.

9. Slightly Distressed Damsel

What do Ehlers Danlos syndrome, chronic myofascial pain syndrome, and mast cell activation disorder all have in common? Besides being a compendium of chronically painful conditions, their other most common denominator is Erica Siegel, a blogger we love. She is the author of the blog Slightly Distressed Damsel, and her “ultimate goal is to advocate for chronic pain sufferers and spread awareness.”

10. The Art of Gluten-Free Baking

For anyone who has ever been disappointed when they pulled out their first batch of homemade gluten-free cookies, this blog is for you. This site is arguably the final authority on gluten-free baking. Jeanne began learning about gluten-free baking after she was diagnosed with a life-threatening wheat allergy. She specializes in baking that is delicious, not just “pretty good for gluten-free.” Her gluten-free flour recipe is not to be missed and makes daily gluten-free baking a snap.

Bonus: check out or top ten fibromyalgia blogs and our top ten healthy eating blogs. What are your favorite chronic pain blogs?

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By | 2016-11-17T10:33:30-07:00 September 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |23 Comments

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    Corah W. April 18, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Sweet Billy Jenkins, this is a great list. As a chronic pain sufferer I’m always looking for new blogs. I already follow Chronic Babe and I lover her. I’ll definitely check out the other ones too.

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      Pain Doctor April 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Great Corah! We love profiling other great pain bloggers out there, so make sure to subscribe to the blog to see all our updates.

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    mark leo November 7, 2016 at 4:30 am

    All bloggers are good but i like to read Sarah most of the times.

    • Pain Doctor
      Pain Doctor November 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Sarah is great!

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    Jolene November 30, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Where is a great place to read and post chronic pain/illness blog? And anyone know a physician in Saskatchewan Canada or Alberta/Manitoba that will look at the whole picture any actually ask ME what’s happening/going on instead of the egotistical labels. Sorry bad day. Thanks for any help.

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    Christopher Williams February 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Hello,

    I recently started a company PainScale to help support the 100M patients that suffer from chronic pain each year.

    I am interested in collaborating with other thought leaders and wanted to see if you would be interested in sharing links, co-authoring content, or blogging on each other’s websites.

    See http://www.painscale.com to learn more.

    Thank you,

    • Pain Doctor
      Pain Doctor May 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks!

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    Kat April 28, 2017 at 8:10 am

    My daughter Mo is 21 and has a website called: youngchronicpain.com she has had 4 surgeries and recently did a spinal stimulator. Great information. Vlog, blog, twitter and Facebook.

    • Pain Doctor
      Pain Doctor May 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Awesome, thanks for sharing here!

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    William May 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    A little biased but Fitness4Backpain.com is a good one as well! All these are awesome resources!

    • Pain Doctor
      Pain Doctor May 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

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    Matthew June 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    What a fantastic list of back pain bloggers – thanks for sharing Pain Doctor 😀
    I too have had more than my fair share of lower back pain due to a disc protrusion or two and wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I am well on the way towards recovery but it’s taken me longer than I thought it would.
    I’ve been documenting my back pain journey as well, but I’m going to check out these blogs listed above. My daughter is gluten free so your list of blogs might just help me twice !
    Thanks,
    Matthew
    From Matthewsback.com

    • Pain Doctor
      Pain Doctor June 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Awesome, thanks for sharing Matthew!

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    Ozail June 6, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I read many bloggers but liked the way you detailed the points here. i have also suffered the lower back pain but now I am able to move freely. It was happening due to the disc movement at the lower back side. i recovered my pain before the time it takes. looking forward to read more detailed demonstration on pain issues.
    Keep sharing informative posts.

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      Pain Doctor June 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Ozail — We recommend you subscribe to our newsletter (see the Subscribe button at the end of this post). That way you’ll get our weekly pain content directly to your email inbox! You can find all of our back pain articles here: https://paindoctor.com/tag/back-pain-2/

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    Hannah Butt June 24, 2017 at 7:10 am

    I have read a lot of blogs. I suffer from severe back pain and have been using massage chairs to help me but have never got the desired results. These blogs have really helped me manage my pain!

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      Pain Doctor June 26, 2017 at 11:44 am

      We are so glad these helped! Remember to subscribe to our blog as well (after the post or in the box just to the right) and you’ll get our weekly posts delivered straight to your mailbox. You can also find all of our content on back pain at https://paindoctor.com/tag/back-pain-2/.

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    Rocky September 7, 2017 at 9:13 pm
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      Pain Doctor September 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks for your suggestion!

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    Concerned mom December 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    My daughter is 15 years old sufffers from severe lower back pain (l4,l5, s1 and SI joint) – doing physical therapy for the last year emphasis on core strengthening, tried epidural, facet injection, acupuncture nothing works. Massages give a couple of hours of relief. Read all the books about amplified pain went for CBT mindfulness- could I be missing something. Tested for HLA- 27 no arthritis she is hypermobilie but does it have ehlos Danilo or gluten issues. I If anyone has any insights please write back- mother who willnit give up. Last thing is a pain clinic which teaches how to Love with pain but not what causes it which I believe would help cure her. I truly appreciate any insights from people’s learnings or personal experiences. Thank you

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    James July 9, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Very informative blog, I must say. Some of the names mentioned in the list above share really good information. Will definitely check out more details. Thanks

    • Pain Doctor
      Pain Doctor July 15, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Thanks for your kind words!

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