Chronic Pain

Anger Feeds Pain

Anger is a natural response to chronic pain. The "why me?" Wondering how you're going to deal with it can seem overwhelming and endless. The persistent pain can make us feel edgy, ready to lash out over the slightest issue. Anger is a healthy reaction, but persistent anger, anger that hasn't been dealt with and… Continue reading Anger Feeds Pain

Chronic Pain

The 9 Stages Of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain often makes people mad. It's not fair. You don't deserve it. Chronic suffering gets in the way of everything we do and no one else can really ever understand what we're feeling. It just never ends. Having chronic pain creates a void and loss in our lives. In some ways it's similar to… Continue reading The 9 Stages Of Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Music Helps Pain

We've always heard music has the power to soothe the savage beast. Now we know it can also inspire, energize, uplift and even help manage pain.┬áMusic has been used in medicine for thousands of years. But music therapy emerged as a formal means of care in the United States in the 1940's, after doctors learned… Continue reading Music Helps Pain

Chronic Pain

Optimism And Hope Can Help Chronic Pain

I wake up every morning wondering what the day will bring. Will I have more or less pain? Will it be harder to get through? Accomplish everything that's needed? Sometimes these questions keep me up at night. Never knowing, but always hoping it will be easier than yesterday gets me through to another one. As the song… Continue reading Optimism And Hope Can Help Chronic Pain