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Chronic pain management

It is definitely not fun to cope with chronic pain.  It’s not fun to hurt all the the time, and it’s also not fun to have devote a significant part of your day to try to prevent it, minimize it, or stop it from getting worse.  Many of my clients with chronic pain say they… Read more

Until you, a family member, or a friend are impacted by cancer, you may not know about the wonderful resource we have so close to home.  The Cancer Support Community , located at 530 Hampshire Road in Westlake Village, is freeway close.  They have so many programs, it’s impossible to list them all here, but… Read more

I just read a great post from last month on the Psychology Today website.  Toni Bernhard, a former law professor who suffers herself from chronic illness, writes a “Not-To-Do List” for caregivers, and it is excellent.  I’ll share the bullet points below, but please read her article to really understand how to take better care… Read more

More Magazine, always interesting, has an important article describing the results of several studies on the long-lasting effects of past domestic violence.  According to one survey, a shocking 81% of women who said they had experienced abuse have a chronic illness versus 61% of women who said they had never experienced abuse.  Those of us… Read more

Many clients come to therapists reporting that they have severe, persistent pain after traumatic events, like car accidents or sexual assaults.  Many times their pain doesn’t seem to be related in a physical way to the event itself, and often doctors will discount it or think that the patient is exaggerating their pain. A new… Read more

Thanks to a client of mine, I learned about a great website for people wanting to learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). It’s called RAwarrior.com , and it is packed with information. Take a look, and let us know what you think… Read more

Chronic pain can severely impact  quality of life.  Many people who suffer from chronic pain think that nothing can be done to help them.  This is especially true if you have been in pain for months or years with no relief. What you may not know is that the sensation of pain is not only… Read more