Chronic pain is a burden that many people carry every single day.  Maybe you or someone you love suffers from chronic pain. If so, you know that it disrupts every single part of life, from the ability to care for your family or be a provider, have meaningful relationships, increase our dependence on others, and add uncertainty to our future. *Chronic pain can be described as trying to drive a car with four flat tires. Medications may only help “add air” to 20-30% to one of those tires. You will need to be an active participant in your care so that you can make decisions that will help you to fill your tires so that you can get back to your life’s journey. Things you may need to consider are: 

  • Therapies 
  • Biofeedback 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Counseling 
  • Pacing 
  • Nutrition, lifestyle, rest 
  • Support groups 
  • Medical Interventions 

Chronic pain is a complex condition, so we want to share a resource that can help you on this journey. *The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization. Their Mission is to facilitate peer support, education, hope, and motivation for individuals living with pain and those treating pain conditions. They strive to raise awareness among the healthcare community, policymakers, and the public at large about issues of living with physical and emotional pain. Our vision is to motivate those with pain conditions to seek quality care, optimize healthcare office visits, and prevent chronic disease.  

We hope this can serve as a resource for you as you plan and find access to resources and support when dealing with chronic pain so that you can live a life that is enjoyable and fulfilling.