August 12, 2016

Chronic Pain Resource Guide

Confused by pain? Not sure where to start? 
Find help and support with these Chronic Pain Resources...

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Education and Awareness


Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness education, including specific conditions, treatments, and adaptive equipment. Inspirational quotes and stories. Shopping guides for fragrance free and gluten free products. Easy recipes and more.

Chronic Pain education and support, including tools for tracking pain.

Quick overview of Chronic Pain by the American Chronic Pain Association.

Information on different types of Back and Neck Pain.

Self-management skills and techniques to increase daily functioning with pain.

Health information and tips on: Pain Management, Digestive Health, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Depression, Alzheimer Caregiving, Heart Health, Healthy Recipes, and Weight-Loss.


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Support Programs


Spine Health Foundation, GiveForward, and World Spine Care are helping people who cannot afford treatment on their own.

Free program to help Women, Men, Teens handle the appearance-related effects of Cancer.

Donate Hair to make Wigs for Cancer patients. Pantene requires only 8 inches of hair (less than other hair donation programs).

Gives selected wounded soldiers and their families a Christmas they won't forget. Their goal is to show soldiers gratitude for their service and bring hope back into their lives.


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Medical Research and Donations


Children's Cancer Research and Treatment (Pro-Life)

Adult Stem Cell and Cancer Research (Pro-Life)
Focus on regenerative medicine to treat diseases like Cancer, Diabetes, Spinal Cord Injuries, Parkinson’s, ALS, Blood Disorders, and Cardiopulmonary Diseases.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, partnered with The Endometriosis Association, has created a dedicated research facility for Endometriosis. Kevin Osteen, PhD from Vanderbilt's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology leads the program at the Nashville, Tennessee campus. Dr. Osteen has verified this program uses ethical and pro-life research methods. Please support this important research by donating to The Endometriosis Association or Vanderbilt University, and note the donation is for the Vanderbilt Endometriosis Research Program. Learn about their Key Research Findings >

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice! (Including many Chronic Pain Charities.)


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Hope and Inspiration


Connect with a trained counselor anytime. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Chat online.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy self-help resources. Help for Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and more. Includes free printable worksheets.

Pastor of Lakewood Church. Broadcasts on the Church Channel. Get (short) daily messages of hope sent to your email: Today's Word with Joel & Victoria.

Catholic Passionist Priest. Host of "Live With Passion!" on the Church Channel and TBN. Submit Prayer Requests on his website. "While this ministry is Catholic in origin and belief, it is designed to reach out to people of all faiths as well as those who have not yet come to faith in Jesus."

Global Catholic educational television programs on the Eternal Word Television Network.  


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Endometriosis


What is Endometriosis? A 5 minute illustrated video on facts, symptoms, and treatments. Did you know 1 in 10 women have this disease?

Short written overview of Endometriosis and treatments.

Endometriosis education, support groups, helpline, and online community.

Endometriosis education, support groups, and research news.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, partnered with The Endometriosis Association, has created a dedicated research facility for Endometriosis. Kevin Osteen, PhD from Vanderbilt's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology leads the program at the Nashville, Tennessee campus. Dr. Osteen has verified this program uses ethical and pro-life research methods. Please support this important research by donating to The Endometriosis Association or Vanderbilt University, and note the donation is for the Vanderbilt Endometriosis Research Program. Learn about their Key Research Findings >

New medication trial for moderate to severe Endometriosis pain. Find out if you qualify.


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Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia affects as many as 10 million Americans ages 18 and older, and 3% to 6% of the global population. Ouch! This infographic reveals what you need to know about this debilitating affliction, and how to manage the pain.

A comprehensive guide to Fibromyalgia and associated conditions (ex. IBS, Endometriosis, Anemia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, GERD, Hypothyroidism, Hypoglycemia, etc.).

Sleep Disturbances, Brain Chemical and Hormonal Abnormalities, Psychological Effects, and Muscle Abnormalities can all play apart in development of this chronic illness.

Fibromyalgia resources such as: Medication AssistanceGlossary of Medical Terms, detailed information on Overlapping Health Conditions, and Support Group Directories for the United States and Worldwide.

You may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if pain and fatigue limit you from working. Loyd Bourgeois, a Louisiana disability lawyer, outlines the application process for those suffering with Fibromyalgia.


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Osteoarthritis


Quick overview of Osteoarthritis by Dr. Weil. Includes nutrition tips and supplements for joint health.

Tips to prevent and control Osteoarthritis.


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Sacroiliac Joint


Watch this video from Spine-health for helpful SIJD illustrations and information.

Facts on Sacroiliitis (inflammation of the Sacroiliac Joints) and its possible causes.

Heal Hope Pinterest Board. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJD) and Sacroiliitis can cause pain in the Low Back, Sacrum, Hips, Groin, Legs, Feet, especially if the nearby Sciatic Nerve is irritated.

Guide to the IFUSE Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Surgery.
Find an IFUSE trained surgeon.

Learn about patients who recovered using the IFUSE SI Joint Surgery.
Find Support: Speak with a "SI Buddy".


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TMJ


Dr. Prehn treats TMJ, Facial Pain, Headaches, and Sleep Disorders. Learn more about these conditions on his website and how they can be related. Dr. Prehn is highly-recommended by many doctors because his specialty is unique. His office is Houston-based in The Woodlands, Texas.


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