City & state: Allentown, PA
Age: 42 years old
Pain warrior role: U.S. Pain advocate since 2017
What type of health conditions you live with: Fibromyalgia, Tourette’s syndrome, small fiber neuropathy, migraine disease, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, chronic back pain, and Raynaud’s phenomenon.
What is your favorite tip for others with chronic pain: “I want everyone to know that neither you or your diagnoses are invisible. There are people out there who understand what you are going through. If you are still undiagnosed, I urge you to not give up. There is a ton of information and resources out there that can help you and the doctors you are working with to assist you get answers.”
What’s a fun fact about you: “I am the Clark Griswold of Halloween.”
Jason Schutz has become a very active member of the chronic pain community, working with multiple nonprofits to raise awareness for all conditions. He recently started a chronic pain support group in his hometown and was extremely active during Pain Awareness Month, getting the Pennsylvania state proclamation. He even hosted an awareness walk that his local state representative attended. Schutz’s dedication and active approach to awareness has made him an excellent advocate for chronic pain patients everywhere.