Questions to ask yourself

If you’ve got pain I’m sure you’ll have asked yourself “why me?” “what did I do to deserve this?” and other such unanswerable questions. I don’t think any one of us with chronic pain will have escaped wondering if we’ve done something to create the situation we’re in – or wondered whether we’re just plain…

Pain interrupts!

If you have chronic pain of any type, you’ll know what I mean when I say that half my brain seems to have gone to sleep, especially on days when my pain is intense! There’s a reason for that, and it’s nothing to do with my age. When we have chronic pain, at least some…

Exercise and that’s all?

By far the most popular post I’ve written was the one about sticky back beliefs. You’d think from the response that I’d revolutionised the world! But basically, all I said was how we view our pain makes an enormous difference to how we experience it. It’s the same for exercise. Exercise can be such a…

Smoking and chronic pain

Do you smoke to deal with your chronic pain? Do you wish you could quit but feel like it’s too hard, your pain’s too much, you need to smoke to deal with the stress? You’re not alone! Smoking must be the hardest addiction to quit. Each time you inhale, it takes nanoseconds for the nicotine…