Category: Pain Management Tools

Quick Stress Reduction Tools

Quick stress reduction tools are needed now more than ever! Has your pain increased over the last few months? Well, stress and pain go hand in hand. The American Psychological Association’s article Stress Effects on the Body states: “Chronic stress causes the muscles in… Continue Reading “Quick Stress Reduction Tools”

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”

Metaphors for Chronic Pain

I found new metaphors for my chronic pain while sitting in the Tillamook Rainforest for four days with no technology to distract me. During this period, I listened for wisdom.

Virtual Reality Reduces Chronic Pain

Virtual Reality Headset

research suggests VR can help alleviate the anxiety and pain of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain” which gives hope to those living with daily pain.

Weather and Chronic Pain?

Weather and chronic pain go hand in hand. You may have heard someone say, “It’s going to rain tomorrow. I can feel it in my bones.” What is Barometric Pressure? “…barometric pressure is the measurement of air pressure in the atmosphere…” Read the Setra… Continue Reading “Weather and Chronic Pain?”

GOALS CHANGE with Chronic Pain

I used to have up to 100 goals a year and I completed them. I then created systems to work more efficiently so I could take on MORE while parenting, spending time with my husband, family, girlfriends and volunteering. I loved goals. I had… Continue Reading “GOALS CHANGE with Chronic Pain”

Does Chronic Pain Control You?

How do you Heal? Does chronic pain control you? Do you have days where the damage exists and controls your thoughts? Are you depressed about the things you can no longer do? Is thriving is so far away from where you are that you… Continue Reading “Does Chronic Pain Control You?”

Just For Today Let Other’s Words Soothe Your Pain

Look for words that uplift you If you are having a day where your thoughts keep turning to your pain, search out other’s writing that uplifts you. Sometimes just reading another point of view, can pull you into a new place and reduce your… Continue Reading “Just For Today Let Other’s Words Soothe Your Pain”

Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics

You need Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics in your pain management tools. If you are in the midst of a flare, this becomes even more important, so I am keeping this simple. Here’s a review of many of the tools that I have posted… Continue Reading “Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics”

Silence as a Coping Skill for Chronic Pain

Allow silence