Author: Kreisler

I'm a Certified Chronic Pain Support Group Leader with U.S Pain Foundation, a Certified Caregiving Consultant in which I help caregivers or persons with disabilities locate where to go, who to talk to or how to organize all the paperwork Involved. I am also a trifecta caregiver, I care for my mom part time (heart disease and strokes), co-care for my brother in-law, Robert (epilepsy, mobility issues), he also lives with us, finally for myself (severe chronic low back pain) for 24.5 yrs. I host my own blog site, PickYourPain.org and involved with many other sites and blogs. I am a guest on radio shows and have moderated numerous internet shows. I am 53 yr. old, happily married (20 yrs), with two amazing daughters and an awesome son, two black labs a Shih Tsu, and a large (8" dia.) turtle. I enjoy Meditation, Yoga, Photography, Art. My family (including my pets) are my past time. Namaste'

Patient Resource Listings

Patient Resources This is a listing of resources relevant to patients in pain. Note: IASP does not offer patient referrals, and links should not be construed as endorsement. IASP is not responsible for information contained on 3rd-party sites. Organizations American Chronic Pain Association The mission of the ACPA is to facilitate peer support and education…

Opioid Dependency and the Intolerability of Pain

The most vexing of all questions in the debate over long-term opioid management for pain is subtle, difficult to articulate, and rarely considered. It lies at the heart of whether and how we maintain patients with severe pain on long-term opioids or whether we help them learn to self-manage it instead. This most vexing of…