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REMEDY 

Welcome to Remedy, a blog by U.S. Pain Foundation. Remedy features information about promising treatments, tips and strategies for self-management, unique perspectives from patients, clinicians, and caregivers–and much more. To submit an article idea, email us.

Please note: U.S. Pain Foundation does not endorse any specific treatment options; blog posts are educational only. Views expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the organization.

Two U.S. Pain Foundation Support Group Leaders’ Books Published

Two U.S. Pain Foundation Support Group Leaders’ Books Published

U.S. Pain Foundation is proud of its constantly expanding network of chronic pain support groups. There are now over thirty groups, including five national groups, 16 state groups and 10 specialized groups. All support group leaders have undergone intensive training and attend regular follow-up...

Preparing for the Expected Aging Process

Preparing for the Expected Aging Process

By Ellen Lenox Smith, Co-director, Medical Cannabis Advocacy Remember when you were young and never thought about life not lasting forever? The future was awaiting you to choose your path but the thought that life was at some time near the end, just wasn’t in your vocabulary. But as we age, those...

Storm of Pain

Storm of Pain

By Michele RiceThere’s a beautiful and picturesque little town nestled in the embrace of the fluffy snow blanketed foothills. Sparkling in the filtered sunshine like an aquamarine gemstone covered in ice is a magnificent lake. Children, adults, and even a playful puppy can be seen gliding across...

BOGGLE

BOGGLE

by Johanna YoungDid you ever play a game called Boggle when you were a kid? It's a game where you have 16 cubes with a different letter on each side and you shake them up inside a plastic box. When they all settle into the little holding spaces on the bottom, you lift the lid off, flip a timer...

Tips to Consider using Medical Cannabis, part 2

Tips to Consider using Medical Cannabis, part 2

Now that you have learned that using cannabis in your state is an option to explore, let’s educate you to prepare to decide as to how you might want to try and use it. Many new patients have little education on this topic.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito Speaks Out for Better Pain Management

Senator Shelley Moore Capito Speaks Out for Better Pain Management

The U.S. Pain Foundation Applauds Capito’s Leadership and Support for Millions of Americans LIving with Chronic PainUnited States Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) continues her crusade against the twin epidemics of chronic pain and substance use disorder by calling for a more comprehensive...

Speaking Out About Constipation and Chronic Pain

Speaking Out About Constipation and Chronic Pain

One common cause of chronic pain that people can be hesitant to talk about is constipation. Every person’s body is different, and the frequency of healthy bowel movements can vary widely: it can be healthy for some people to go multiple times a day, others less frequently. However, three or fewer...

Why I Can’t Give Up

Why I Can’t Give Up

Ellen Lenox Smith shares why despite her chronic pain she keeps fighting for a better future for everyone with pain.

My WandaVision Vacation

My WandaVision Vacation

Nathaniel Watson explains how watching WandaVision helped him better understand his chronic pain and begin to come to terms with it.