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MY MOM HAS FIBROMYALGIA. READING THIS MADE ME CRY FOR HER

Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. Yet, chronic pain and chronic illnesses are often invisible. In many cases there are no casts, visible rashes or runny nose involved. Chronic pain sufferers often appear “normal,” perhaps only a bit more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches for four-and-a-half years and from chronic hip …

Occupational Therapists and Chronic Pain

I first started having pain several years ago. The hand therapist at my facility had moved out of state and, having California advanced practice certifications in physical agent modalities and hand therapy, I seemed a good candidate to cover her outpatient caseload until another therapist could be hired. A couple of months soon turned into …

Building Your Chronic Fatigue Support System

In medicine, an illness is called a syndrome when it has varied symptoms occurring simultaneously, without a specific defined cause. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) fits that definition, plaguing patients with exceptional tiredness, pain, mental confusion, and other psychological problems. One constant with CFS is that the people who have it need support, not only from …

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