Today my featured subjects are Pain News, Female Pain Conditions, and Osteoarthritis. The last category, Living with Chronic Illness/Pain our way - not how others say we should, features a great piece by Lisa Copen on how we need to focus on what works for us and not allow others to judge us or tell us how to live.
Don't Forget: If you live in California, don't forget to add your voice to the fight against 'Fail First' by supporting legislative bill AB 369. The deadline for our letters is Thursday this week. Read my last blog post for all the details.
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WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, meds, etc., in anything I post nor can I guarantee that they are all effective, especially not for everyone. I always include the citation, source, or website so you know where it came from. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
The Mystery of Chronic Pain
Dr. Elliot Krane MD, Director of Pain Management Services at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford explains the complex mystery of chronic pain. This short video underlines how pain can transform from a symptom into a disease. View the video HERE
INvisible Project: The goal of the INvisible Project is to create pain awareness through photographs of pain survivors.
*FEMALE PAIN CONDITIONS
New Treatments Present Innovative Approaches To Painful Bladder, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes And Interstitial Cystitis
'Fix-me-itis' fueling boom in joint surgeries: Active, aging boomers behind rise in knee, hip replacements
*LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS / PAIN OUR WAY, NOT HOW OTHERS SAY WE SHOULD