Tag: chronic pain

Pain Patient Gives the FDA an Earful

Posted on November 24, 2019 by Dennis J. Capolongo Although not having approval from the FDA, Mr. Gary Snook received a series of Epidural Steroid Injections just like thousands of unsuspecting patients do each year. His fourth injection went terribly wrong condemning Gary to suffer from Adhesive Arachnoiditis, a severe debilitating iatrogenic disease of the…

Butte physical therapists outline opioid alternatives

by Jayda McClendon Tuesday, November 19th 2019 A five-year report from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Montana Board of Pharmacy shows a decline in opioid prescription rates. However, physicians in Butte say physical therapy should still be considered an option when treating chronic pain. (Photo: SBG) BUTTE, Mont. —…

Looking Beyond Opioids for Chronic Pain

Taking an active role in your pain care will help you need fewer doctors & pills  Posted Aug 28, 2016  More than 100 million Americans are living with ongoing pain and looking for solutions. Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended prescribers limit opioids for most people with chronic pain, mainly because…

50 Ways to Support a Loved One on a Chronic Pain Day 

Last week, I posted a question on my Instagram story asking, “how can people help you on hard days?” I was blown away by the quality and quantity of the responses I received. One thing I’ve learned from my own chronic illness journey is that often, the most effective forms of support are not intuitive.  The people…

How It Feels When My Chronic Pain Is at a ‘Worse Day’ Level  Chronic PainYou don’t have to go through chronic pain alone. Our community is here for you.  250K people EDITOR’S NOTE If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.…