Pain takes a physical, financial and emotional toll on those who have pain and their family members and friends. Understanding the various aspects of living with pain — what causes it, what treatments are available for managing it, how to cope and find the support you need — are vital to your health. Those who live with pain can learn more to help make informed decisions and self advocate for appropriate and effective pain care. Health care providers can participate in medical educational activities developed with top pain experts and the voice of people living with pain. (Pain Foundation.org)
September is pain awareness month. For those who live with chronic pain, we know all too well the devastating effects of suffering from a chronically painful syndrome, disease, or illness. Suffering from a chronically painful disorder can literally change one’s life for ever, in an instant. The American Pain Foundation is an organization which educates, supports, and advocates for people whose lives are affected, and in many instances controlled by pain. I receive a monthly newsletter from this organization. I have found it to be a wealth of information for those who suffer from chronic pain, for caregivers and family members, and for the medical professionals who specialize in treating chronic pain disorders. The links provided in this post will give more information about suffering from chronic pain, and the American Pain Foundation. The title of the video is, “The Mystery of Chronic Pain.” The speaker talks about the mechanism of pain in great detail. It was quite informative. Hopefully, the information provided will prove to be helpful to chronic pain sufferers, and to those who have loved ones who suffer from chronic pain. May the Lord bless you abundantly, today and every day!