Being Chronically ill is more expensive than people believe

When you have a chronic illness, or two, or five it can get expensive and more often than not the more disabling it is the more likely it is it will impact your capacity to make an income or your income stability. It is like trying to balance an impossible equation It is the ultimate … Continue reading Being Chronically ill is more expensive than people believe

Chronic pain: My broken pain alarm system

Those of us with chronic pain are very much aware that chronic pain is a broken pain signal that can't be turned off and we have absolutely no control over the volume either. So it is blaring its pain signal all the damn time, whether we are active, or not. Yes, we have to stay … Continue reading Chronic pain: My broken pain alarm system

The neuromatrix theory of how pain becomes chronic and its use for pain management

Pain research has progressed over the years while pain treatment really hasn't adapted to that new research. Pain treatment is very biomedical but research has long suggested a much more multidisciplinary and multimodal methodology. Hell, even I, as a pain patient have really thought a multidisciplinary approach is quite fundamental but not really focused on … Continue reading The neuromatrix theory of how pain becomes chronic and its use for pain management

Regulating emotions with chronic pain

We all know chronic pain brings with it a hefty emotional toll. And we know that chronic pain does alter our neurotransmitter balance. A study from UNSW Sydney and NeuRA¬†(published in the European Journal of Pain) found that people with chronic pain also have a specific imbalance of neurotransmitters in the part of the brain … Continue reading Regulating emotions with chronic pain