10 Ways To Get Involved During Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month. This is a great time to raise awareness of chronic pain and to educate to those around you. Why do we need Pain Awareness Month? An estimated one and a half billion people suffer from chronic pain worldwide at an enormous cost. In 2012, the cost of chronic pain was … Read more

September On Arizona Pain

September is an important month in terms of awareness efforts, and this month we covered several that affect the pain community. We also offered innovative ways to get involved. Other topics covered this month included in-depth examinations of weightier topics, including the obstacles some minority groups face when searching for medical care. Between cultural barriers, misunderstandings, … Read more

The Untold Story Of The LGBTQ Community In Chronic Pain

Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn Jenner resulted in massive media coverage that highlighted the transgender community like never before and ushered in wider social acceptance of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) community, reports MedCity News. On the heels of Jenner’s reveal, New York announced plans to mount an awareness initiative around transgender health … Read more

The Untold Story Of Young People in Chronic Pain

Think of chronic pain, and a young person is likely not the first image to pop in your mind. About 5% of children and adolescents live with the condition, however, according to research from the American Pain Society. Their burden is largely silent, yet no less burdensome than an adult with pain. Young people with … Read more

Pain Awareness Month: Sharing Your Story To Change The World

For the 100 million people suffering from chronic pain, the discomfort can feel overwhelming, like it’s here to destroy you and ruin your life. You may feel like you want to cower in the face of it, hide until it goes away. Maybe you’re tired of telling people about it and trying to explain the … Read more

September On Inside Arizona Pain

Fall is finally in the air, and cooler temperatures bring plenty of time to catch up on reading. September was a big month for people affected by chronic pain because it marked Pain Awareness Month, Stand Up To Cancer Day, and Healthy Aging Month. All month long during Pain Awareness Month, patients, advocates, and others … Read more

Understanding Body Pathways Is Key To Future Pain Treatments

“Pain is a disease,” says pediatrician and anesthesiologist Elliot Krane, who works at Stanford University’s Packard Children’s Hospital. Krane’s take is different from the prevailing mindset that pain is instead a symptom of another underlying condition. In fact, about 10% of patients with serious conditions, such as cancer, infections, or problems requiring operations, experience persistent … Read more

Why We’re Hosting A Free Chronic Pain Expo

Arizona Pain will be hosting our third annual Chronic Pain Expo on Saturday September 27, 2014. It’s a free event that we open to the public with one mission in mind: Educate people about pain. As we’ll discuss, patient education is at the heart of who we are at Arizona Pain. Benefits of pain education  … Read more

8 Ways to Find Inspiration Despite Chronic Pain

Staying positive is oftentimes an uphill battle for chronic pain sufferers. Filling your life with inspiration wherever you can find it can ease the effort, though. Like any new activity, finding inspiration at first takes a little effort. But soon, you’ll know just where to go for an uplifting boost. Once you start looking, you’ll … Read more

September Is Pain Awareness Month

Every year, the month of September is designated Pain Awareness Month, a time to recognize the 100 million people in the U.S. suffering from chronic pain and raise awareness about the condition. Pain Awareness Month, organized by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), first began in 2001. The awareness effort targets health care providers, legislators, … Read more