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Reversing the Telescope: Enlarging a Shrinking World

It isn't easy to look the future in the eye. I know my pain is unlikely to get less – at this point, each intervention just flares my back. 331 more words

Finding Our Way

31 days project: The Big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign: Day 7

Day 7 of The big Naked Pain and Brain Campaign – The pitfalls of modern medicine

Today – a clip from the Simpsons, there are so many wonderful references in this clip towards the failings of medical treatment for LBP. 231 more words


Chronic Pain Diaries, Part II

Sometimes I think people forget that chronic pain isn’t a simply a struggle that exists in the moment. For every minute of pain there are five other minutes of fear and confusion and worries about what the future will hold. 542 more words


Do You Ever Feel Like It's All In Your Head??

Do you ever feel like it’s all in your head?

Like nobody’s listened to a word you’ve said?

They nod and smile and pretend to care, 217 more words

Recall of Toradol Pain Medication

There is currently a voluntary recall of the pain medication I have grown to rely on – Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) – when I go to the emergency room to get a bit of relief when I can no longer bear a pain flare up. 448 more words


Escaping the Guilt and Shame of Chronic Pain

The weight of guilt and shame lies heavily on many individuals with chronic pain, illness, and disability. While I have long been aware of this common burden in the lives of many with physical limitations, I was recently forced to pause and truly recognize the extent to which these feelings can take hold. 1,280 more words

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