Pain Awareness Month

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How Can I Get Reasonable Accommodations For Chronic Pain?

Working with chronic pain can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be impossible. As a chronic pain patient, you are entitled to certain reasonable accommodations depending on your disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and subsequent amendments in 2008 (ADAA). What is a disability? Under the ADAA, the [...]

Finding Health Inspiration On Social Media

Making big life changes, like becoming healthier, can be overwhelming. Tell your friends you’re trying to lose weight, and you’ll be immediately bombarded with a dozen (sometimes contradicting) suggestions. Mention to your family that you want to focus more on fitness, and you’ll get another flood of contradicting advice. There [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:35:05-07:00 September 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Support Pain Research And Awareness On International Day of Charity

Tomorrow is International Day of Charity, an opportunity to support and promote the charities that further research and treatment for chronic pain. Here are some of our favorite charities that are making a difference in chronic pain. American Chronic Pain Association The American Chronic Pain Association has a two-pronged mission: [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:35:09-07:00 September 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

7 Positive Portrayals Of Disability In Pop Culture

“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.” Martina Navratilova Tennis great Martina Navratilova had it right: disability is a matter of perception. The only problem is, what if everything we see regarding people who have different abilities is negative? [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:35:14-07:00 September 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

12 Of The Most Damaging Myths About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for three months or longer that is resistant to treatment. Along with the pain, the other thing that persists are common myths about chronic pain. These myths make patients reluctant to discuss their pain or seek treatment and keep chronic pain an [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:35:33-07:00 September 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

10 Ways To Get Involved During National Pain Awareness Month

September is National Pain Awareness Month. Chronic pain is considered an “invisible illness”; those who have it may exhibit no signs of illness or disability. Because their pain is not readily apparent, chronic pain patients may face discrimination or get snide comments or looks. National Pain Awareness Month seeks to [...]

September Chronic Pain Review

September. Even as the days get shorter and summer wanes, September is a time of new beginnings. New school year, new schedules, new season. September is also Pain Awareness Month, and during this month we focused on new ways to cope with chronic pain, involving the whole family and exploring [...]

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