Tag "pain management"

At the beginning of 2016, I was miserable. My family was on vacation in Colorado so that we could ski, something we’ve been doing since I was little. The second day we were skiing I fell and landed on my › Continue Reading

Growing up, no matter how small my injury was, I always put a Band-Aid on it. There was just something about “proof of my injury” that seemed so interesting to me. Every Band-Aid told a different story, a different memory. › Continue Reading

Someone once told me if you love something, you should keep it close to you. This is what running does for me. Since middle school, running has been one of my biggest passions. I loved being able to go out › Continue Reading

I get a little emotional when I think about the amount of pain my daughter was experiencing before she attended the Functional Independence Restoration Program, which is an intensive, inpatient rehabilitative program for kids with chronic pain and disability. Before this › Continue Reading

Codeine. It’s been around for a long time. It was prescribed 1.7 million times in 2011 for kids under the age of 18 for pain and cough. It wouldn’t have lasted this long and been used that often if it › Continue Reading

For people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting the strength of collagen that provides the body support, structure, and stability, the road to diagnosis can be lengthy. The reasons for this can differ from person to person, but are › Continue Reading

You might have seen Hallie’s edition of Tell Me a Story. Her journey with pain as a patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is familiar to us now, but several years ago, we had not recognized just how often EDS, a › Continue Reading