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.

Use Your Voice: Advocating

Use Your Voice: Advocating

Co-Director of U.S. Pain Foundation’s Medical Cannabis Advocacy program Ellen Lenox Smith shares how you can use your voice to be an advocate for causes that matter to you.

The emotional trauma from enduring the pandemic

The emotional trauma from enduring the pandemic

By: Ellen Lenox Smith My family is so lucky, we are all here today! My husband and I are fully vaccinated, and our four sons are eligible to receive theirs. We have kept connected for months from our homes by Zoom, Facetime, or phone calls. Our conversations tended to be upbeat, but as we are...

A letter to healthcare providers: Help complicated patients

A letter to healthcare providers: Help complicated patients

By: Ellen Lenox Smith I would like to make some suggestions for the doctors and nurses out there that are frequently meeting complicated patients like me.  I hope you consider these suggestions so you can better learn how to help us. None of us asked for these conditions that are inflicting our...

Life after vaccination

Life after vaccination

By: Ellen Lenox Smith As my husband and I get closer to receiving our second of our two-dose COVID-19 vaccination, we are beginning to accept that we might just have been the lucky ones to return to living a “new” normal. Over 500,000 have lost their lives, but I can’t help but feel grateful along...