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Caregiver Burnout: A Side Effect of Chronic Pain that Can’t Be Ignored

Difficult emotions and a degree of stress are inherent in any relationship: husband-wife, parent-child, domestic partners, LGBTQ+ relationships, boyfriend-girlfriend, employee-boss. This is part of life. Some of us are good at handling difficult emotions, some of us...

The Comorbidity Factor: Why Some People May Be More Likely to Experience Pain–And Have Multiple Conditions

Any health condition that causes chronic pain is difficult to handle, but research increasingly shows that certain individuals are physiologically more prone to developing chronic pain conditions of any kind, and that the interconnectedness between some of these...

The Fraught Relationship Between Patients and Providers & What Can Be Done About It

From March 29 to April 12, 2022, the U.S. Pain Foundation conducted a nationwide survey to better understand the impact of chronic pain. A total of 2,378 individuals responded to the survey. Respondents included 2,275 people with chronic pain (96%), defined as pain...

Taking control of your pain: How self-management strategies can help

After months of living with painful, often excruciating, symptoms and working with your medical care team to find the cause and treat it, you’re told that there is no cure. Your pain is no longer acute, it’s chronic, and you need to learn to practice self-management....





Understanding Life With Pain

Understanding Life With Pain

Research tells us that 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, or pain that lasts most days or every day for three months or more. Of this group, 20 million experience high-impact chronic pain, or pain that interferes with basic functioning...