What you don’t know about chronic pain can hurt you. There are many myths and misconceptions that can prolong recovery and delay pain rehabilitation resulting in more pain and more costs.
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"It’s often the struggle with chronic pain that’s the worst part of having pain, not the pain itself. The struggle makes it easy to become distressed and feel like a victim.
To minimize the struggle, it’s helpful to come to terms with the pain as your “new normal” – accepting there’s no immediate cure."
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Written by a chronic pain patient, Tom Bowen (me), for other chronic pain patients based on my personal experience, beliefs, and research.
The book explores the biopsychosocial approach I try to follow to manage chronic pain. Hopefully, you can benefit from what I've learned to better control your pain and your life.
A quick and easy read, just 51 pages, the book explores some common themes:
And it's totally FREE as a PDF download. I make no money from the book.
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Do you ever get tired of hearing people complain about their pain?
It can get depressing. And it makes it hard to take positive steps in your life if you're surrounded by negativity.
While pain talk can help validate our pain, it has been shown to worsen our pain. Conversely, well talk has been shown to reduce pain intensity.
I see this way too much pain talk in Facebook pain support groups. That’s why I started my own support group where we don’t allow any complaining, woe is me or negative talk. The group is called Chronic Pain Champions – No Whining Allowed. Check us out!
A great short video talking about chronic pain and the need for a holistic rehabilitative approach. And might I add - personal responsibility.
Chronic Pain Champions is an information resource/blog/support group to help chronic pain patients, their families, and friends, as well as healthcare professionals.