I'm delighted to have another guest post from Brandon Ulmer at Elevation Process. This week, the topic is distraction and why it helps with pain. I've written several posts about distraction previously, but this post goes in to the theory behind it - something that I am extremely grateful to Brandon for explaining. A while … Continue reading The power of distraction and why it helps with pain
Working from home can sound like fun to someone people and a challenge to others. Some people will find it easy and some will really struggle. Whatever your view of it, there are some simple things you can do to make it easier to work from home and make your time more productive. I've been … Continue reading 7 simple things to help you work from home
First of all, I don't have a coccyx (also known as a tailbone). I had mine removed in 2015 to see if it would get rid of my sitting pain. It didn't. I still have the pain exactly the same as it was when I had a coccyx. I've learned to cope better over the … Continue reading 4 things that would help me cope better with my coccyx/tailbone pain
I'm sure you've all heard about pacing when it comes to managing your chronic pain. But what exactly is pacing? How do you do it? And why is it important? This post will tell you everything you need know. Today's post is a Guest Post from Brandon at Elevation Process. I was given free access … Continue reading The what, hows, and whys of pacing when you have chronic pain
I've written my first ever ebook. It's called An A-Z of Chronic Pain and I wrote it to help you. Find out more about my ebook below. Click the images below to buy your copy, and get it free if you have Kindle Unlimited - try free for 30 days. Amazon UK Amazon US What … Continue reading EBOOK: An A-Z of Chronic Pain
More than half of people that are living with a chronic pain condition are also smokers. This is an incredibly high percentage when you consider that only around 15% of all people in the UK smoke. People that have long term chronic back or neck pain conditions are even more likely to smoke than others. … Continue reading What is the link between chronic pain and smoking?
Apparently Monday 20th January is Blue Monday. This name is given to the 3rd Monday of the month which is meant to be the most depressing day of the year. Whether you believe this statement or not, in this post I share some tips of things you can do to help yourself get through it, … Continue reading Blue Monday: Things you can do to help yourself on the worst day of the year
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you've all had a good Christmas and New Year and have been able to rest and manage your pain as best you can over the holiday season. I did plan on doing a New Year New Me type blog post - share my goals and resolutions etc - but … Continue reading The best thing to help my chronic pain is also the most frustrating – what is it?
Living with chronic pain or chronic illness is tough. Your days can be unpredictable and hard to manage. Not only do you need to think about everything you need to do as part of day-to-day life, but you need to factor in the challenges of your pain and/or illness and the impact this can have. … Continue reading The things you need to do to effectively manage your chronic pain or illness
My blog posts tend to talk about chronic pain in general, rather than specifically be about the type of pain that I have. My pain can only be described as coccydynia pain as I feel my pain where my coccyx was, and I am in pain when I sit down. It also hurts when I … Continue reading 5 ways to cope with coccyx pain