People with chronic pain are often “people pleasers.” We find it hard to express our needs and require that others respect them. And when our needs are not met, tension is increased and our pain seems worse.
Making the journey from patient to person takes time. The isolation and fear that can overwhelm a person with chronic pain grows over time. And the return to a fuller, more rewarding life also takes time.
Chronic pain is pain that continues a month or more beyond the usual recovery period for an injury or illness or that goes on for months or years due to a chronic condition. The pain is usually not constant but can interfere with daily life at all levels.
Medicare coverage isn’t only limited to people 65 and older. While senior citizens have increased medical needs, there are also many younger individuals who need health care services due to their disabilities.
We are delighted to announce that the American Chronic Pain Association’s Quality of Life Scale has been validated. Because a tool must be validated to be used in clinical practice and pain-related research, our Quality of Life Scale can now be made available to hundreds of people with pain who may not have had access to it through their treatment teams before.
The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is notifying you about the posting of a notice in the Federal Register to solicit input from several stakeholder groups through individual conversations.
The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance launched a secure, de-identified, international case reporting registry to collect information pertinent to COVID-19 infection in patients with rheumatologic disease.
From the national non-profit Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy SREAT Alliance (HESA), whose mission is focused on providing education and support for people with the rare autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy.
Aging and Infectious Diseases Experts Urge Businesses, Schools, and Government to Work Together to Mitigate Community Spread of COVID-19 and Help Protect Older Adults and Adults with Chronic Health Conditions