Because every chronic pain patient is told, at one time or another, “It’s all in your head,” I almost never bring up the subject of hypochondria. For most pain patients, the suggestion that any part of their pain isn’t real is just too…well, painful.
The first doctor to treat me after I was injured in an [...]
For many people, the most maddening part of chronic pain is trying to find someone that can tell you the actual reason. Finding the source of pain can be tricky. Ask any doctor. Better yet, ask anyone suffering from "chronic pain/cause unknown."
Millions of people wake up each day to pain and other symptoms from [...]
In 1989, an auto accident left me crippled with chronic pain. During the years it took me to recover, I learned that chronic pain always has an emotional component. For full recovery, both the physical and emotional aspects must be healed.
This concept isn't always so easy for Westerners to accept. When I was first [...]
A story appeared in the news the week of March 20th, 2009, that left me speechless. At the age of 21, David Blancarte of California was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident.
Fast-forward more than 20 years. It's 2007. Blancarte, now 48, is bitten by a brown recluse spider. Knowing the spider's bite is deadly poisonous, [...]
I recently saw my doctor for a complete physical, and he told me the economic recession has been very good for my health.
Well, he may not have said exactly that, but my doctor did point out that my lab tests show I'm far healthier now than I was a year ago…and I say [...]
Because I'm involved in online business, I get dozens of emails a day with all sorts of offers. One I received today really made my blood boil.
It offered me a set of ebooks containing information on serious health issues ranging from cancer to heart disease. Each ebook came with a sales page that [...]
When you live with pain, finding comfort and joy can be difficult. But that's exactly what I was determined to give a dear friend who lives in the great city of Chicago.
Because it's adjacent to a large lake, Chicago's winters are always cold and damp, but this winter has been especially brutal. The weather is [...]
Welcome to the new blog for Pain Health News. Although I still have a lot of work to do setting it up, I'm rushing ahead to kick it off this last day of 2008 so that you and I can welcome in the New Year, 2009, together.
It's lovely to think that we have a [...]