Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pain Management

It felt good to teach today.  Currently our Pain Management program is small, so I am able to give lots of attention to each student.  For me, that's the way I like it and how I think it should be. Chronic pain is personal, and life changing.  Hearing each student's story and understanding their struggle helps me to develop classes that are beneficial to them.  Today was all about low back/hip pain and how to function with that pain on a demanding job.

No one wants to stay home on the sofa and wallow in their pain but many reach a point where they don't know where to go or what to do.  As stress builds in their lives, so does the pain and it all becomes a vicious circle.  Once they begin to get relief and understand they can reclaim their life, they have hope. Once there is hope, there is the will and desire to do what they have to do to live as normal as possible.

Today there is more money spent on the treatment of Chronic Pain than on heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined in this country.  We are a world in pain, everyone searching for an answer, looking for relief any way possible. There are no easy answers, but there are answers for many.

Managing and living a life with chronic pain involves time, effort and resilience,  It includes, nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep and much more.

I love teaching these classes and seeing the look on students faces as they regain mobility, experience relief, and regain their health.

My cup of hot tea awaits, enjoy your Friday.  I am so excited, I get my new refrigerator tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. You are good to help so many. Pain is something none of us wants to live with, but life goes on and so must we.