Chronic Pain

Online Resources

Chronic Pain Anonymous – A program for people with Chronic Pain – Based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Institute for Chronic Pain – “Changing the culture of how chronic pain is treated through the promotion of the theory and practice of chronic pain rehabilitation. ”

American Chronic Pain Association – The ACPA offers “peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals.”

International Association for the Study of Pain – “IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health care providers, and policy makers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.”

American Academy of Pain Medicine

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week – ”

Arthritis Today 

National Institutes of Health – A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it is the nation’s medical research agency.

Blogs

Rest Ministries “Rest Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit Christian organization that exists to serve people who live with chronic illness or pain, and their families, by providing spiritual, emotional, relational, and practical support through a variety of programs and resources.”

Chronic Babe “If you’re a sick chick in search of like-minded folks—the kind of people who are living well in spite of illness—you’re in the right place! ChronicBabe offers hundreds of resources designed to help you keep on being a Babe, even with chronic illness.”

Felicia Fibro “I’m a married 30 year-old who has been diagnosed with fibromylagia for 11 years. I am on a quest to raise awareness and help others by sharing information and staying positive.”

Somebody Heal Me “Somebody Heal Me is a blog that blends news, information and experiences about life with migraine disease, depression, chronic pain and other chronic and invisible illnesses to educate, inform and inspire readers.”

But You Don’t Look Sick  “Christine Miserandino is an award-winning writer, blogger, speaker and lupus patient advocate.” – The Spoon Theory

Chronic Curve “Through her journey with chronic illness and chronic pain, Emily sought out a community website that shared resources, tips, advice, support, discussion, and the stories of other adults. When she did not find what she was looking for, she created Chronic Curve.”

Life Your Way! “I’m a firm believer that EVERYONE should be an educated, empowered patient working WITH their Docs, as we are each and every one of us responsible for our own health.”

Pajama Daze “In my blog, Goin’ Bananas in Pajamas, I disclose some of my experiences with chronic fatigue and illness, but more importantly, I share information, helpful hints, tips, events, reviews, and all sorts of facts and trivia that you may find relevant and/or fun in your life.”

Chronic Marriage “I am a wife, mother, trainer, writer, and therapist with a Master’s degree in Counseling.  I also live with Muscular Dystrophy.”

Chronic Pain and Intimacy “I believe that when you are living with the day-to-day difficulties of any sort of chronic pain, it is a constant challenge to ensure that you have the best quality of life possible – and as far as everyone I know is concerned, intimacy with their spouse definitely improves their ‘quality of life’.  Why should it be any different for those of us who also have the added challenge of experiencing chronic pain?”

Chronic Pain Journals  “Chronic pain doesn’t have to be an ending point and it is something that can bring unexpected pleasures.”

Living with Fibromyalgia “43 yr old married crazy cat lady in the Greater Toronto Area living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”

How To Cope With Pain  “I’m a Board Certified Psychiatrist in practice for 22 years in Pennsylvania.  I have a private practice, working mostly with patients in chronic pain. I also know the challenge of chronic pain first-hand, having experienced a chronic pain condition myself for many years.”

AllergicToLifeMyBattle  “The mold exposure sent me on a path of immune system dysfunction, severe depression and near financial ruin.  I struggled with the loss of identity, loss of my independence and severe depression.”

Oh My Aches and Pains  “With doses of humor and common sense, along with anecdotes and lessons I’ve learned in my life, I share ways to cope with chronic illness at Oh My Aches and Pains!”

A Chronic Dose   “Laurie Edwards is a 32-year-old writer trying to balance multiple chronic illnesses (PCD, bronchiectasis, celiac disease, etc.) with the rest of her life.”

The Hurt Blogger

Fight Like a Girl Club  “The Fight Like A Girl Club was formed to provide a welcoming place where women (men are welcome, too!)  battling cancer and other diseases, survivors, and loved ones can come together.”

Overflowing Brain  ” This blog chronicles my daily life, from relentless headaches (Chiari Malformation) to being a doctor’s wife.”

Blue Star Moon

The Chronic Pain Journey  “My goal to look behind only when necessary to make improvements, and look and move forward to the best of my God-Given abilities, helping others along the way.”

Fibromodem

Institute for Chronic Pain – Blog ” Our goals with the blog are to provide trusted information on chronic pain and its management, build community among the stakeholders in the field of chronic pain management, and to provide a forum for discussing important issues related to making the management of chronic pain more effective.”