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chronic pain

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

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

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

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

Do these situations sound familiar to you? Sharon has had fibromyalgia for many years, although it was just recently diagnosed. Some days, it’s all she can do to get out of bed Joe was in an auto accident last year. The doctors say his injuries have healed, but his neck and back still hurt every… Read more