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How To Get Involved For Pain Awareness Month

If we had our way, there would be no such thing as Pain Awareness Month. We wouldn’t need to work hard to build awareness and education of the fact that over 76 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. We wouldn’t need to call for more research funding [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:07:47-07:00 September 1st, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How To Get Involved For Pain Awareness Month

Say This, Not That: Supporting The Chronic Pain Patient

People who have a chronic pain patient in their life often walk a fine line in terms of saying the wrong thing. Even the most caring person may inadvertently say things that can be hurtful. They may make assumptions or judgments in their language, not realizing they are doing so. [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:32:59-07:00 September 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Say This, Not That: Supporting The Chronic Pain Patient

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

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 [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:35:43-07:00 August 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Ways To Get Involved During National Pain Awareness Month

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