Chronic Pain: A Burden Often Shared By JANE E. BRODY Chronic pain is a family problem. When people experience unrelenting pain, everyone they live with and love is likely to suffer. The frustration, anxiety, stress and depression that often go with chronic pain can also afflict family members and friends who feel helpless to provide… Continue reading Chronic Pain: A Burden Often Shared
Dear World, My name is Margaret Twitty and I am a 27 year old suffering with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy also called (CRPS/RSD). You may know me personally or you may not, but who I am is not really important, only the fact that I live in chronic pain. Having chronic pain… Continue reading A Letter To The World
Ten Tips For Communicating With A Person Suffering From Chronic Pain by Mark Grant MA People with chronic pain communicate differently to well people. Tired, irritable and withdrawn, they are often reluctant or unable to talk about their feelings. Or they may talk in a kind of 'code' and tell you they feel fine when… Continue reading Trying To Understand
CRPS/RSD is called an "invisible disease" because the signs and symptoms are often just a pain that lasts longer than the initial injury and is more intense and continuous. It makes for a unique situation that places a burden of proof on the patient and often doctors or others who have not heard about CRPS/RSD tell… Continue reading Uncovering “Invisible Diseases”
The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. The NINDS is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the leading supporter of biomedical research in the world.… Continue reading What research is currently being done on CRPS?