My Story

30 is looming closer and closer: How should I move forward with my career?

The work I’ve done on this blog and the positive responses I’ve received (thank you all so much!) have opened up new ideas for me.  In the month and a half since I started working on this blog, I already feel as though I’ve been able to make somewhat of a difference in others’ lives. … Continue reading 30 is looming closer and closer: How should I move forward with my career?

Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia

History of Fibromyalgia as a Diagnosis

As anyone who’s ever wondered if they have fibromyalgia probably knows, the different specialities within Western medicine are not necessarily on the same page in terms of the way they diagnose and treat pain.  Rheumatology has traditionally been the specialty people look to for help with fibromyalgia, yet there are rheumatologists out there who don’t even… Continue reading History of Fibromyalgia as a Diagnosis

Chronic Pain, Treatment Approaches

Why you should learn a little anatomy

Fellow pain sufferers, as well as anyone who likes to learn about the body, I can't stress enough how learning about anatomy and physiology has helped me. First of all, it makes such a big difference when you can begin to understand medical terminology.  Once you start studying anatomy, you'll see that medical terminology, with… Continue reading Why you should learn a little anatomy

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Favorites, Pain Science

The Nervous System and Chronic Pain

Sometimes, pain can persist even after the original injury or disease that caused it has healed. There are several different factors that can cause this.  The one that's played the largest role in my own life involves the concept of neuroplasticity-- the idea that the nervous system can change over time, and that in chronic… Continue reading The Nervous System and Chronic Pain