Category: Pain Management Therapy

Body Scanning for Pain Management

What is Body Scanning? Body Scanning is a great pain management tool. I originally learned it in physical therapy while being treated for fibromyalgia. The PT taught me to scan my body and to notice any areas of discomfort, aches, or pain. Elizabeth Scott,… Continue Reading “Body Scanning for Pain Management”

To Be Healed Does Not Equal Cured

To be healed does not equal to be cured when you have chronic pain because the chronic pain is persistent, incurable, and permanent. But who doesn’t want to be free of all symptoms of a disease or a condition? How much has it cost… Continue Reading “To Be Healed Does Not Equal Cured”

Chronic Pain “It Is What It Is”

I watched Jerry Seinfeld’s “23 Hours to Kill” on Netflix last night. He was speaking about phrases that he doesn’t like and the first one he said was, “It is what it is.” My husband and I started laughing because I use it when people… Continue Reading “Chronic Pain “It Is What It Is””

Is Your Chronic Pain Permanent and Incurable?

Permanent and incurable

“Can you accept that your pain is permanent and incurable?” asked my Acceptance and Commitment therapist during our second session. Permanent and incurable? I felt the question in my gut. Heavy. Weighty. Dark. Sticky. As if a shadow had run across my whole being… Continue Reading “Is Your Chronic Pain Permanent and Incurable?”