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How Chronic Pain delayed my diagnosis of CIDP because of diagnostic overshadowing

What if I’d been diagnosed sooner? It took four neurologists to diagnose my CIDP.  Looking back over old tests, the evidence was there from day...

Let’s talk about ‘Pacing’, ‘Explain Pain’ and Chronic Secondary Pain

And how Explain Pain has harmed people living with chronic secondary pain. We’ve all heard about ‘pacing’ as a strategy to manage chronic pain. I...

New Study shows that Spinal Cord Stimulators do NOT Reduce Pain, or Improve Quality of Life or Function in Back Pain.

The data on spinal cord stimulators is in, and the news is NOT good. Recent research, done in Australia and led by Dr Adrian Traeger,...

Take Home Naloxone program – who is this really aimed at helping?

I’ve had a few issues with Australia’s Take Home Naloxone program, most specifically the way it has been marketed. The constant implication is that chronic...

“Life is a misery” for chronic pain patients force tapered off opioids

This article was shared by Chronic Pain Australia, the consumer voice for Australian’s living with chronic pain, as part of National Pain Week.  https://www.australianpharmacist.com.au/breaking-the-vicious-cycle-of-chronic-pain/ It...

People on long term opioid therapy are ‘irrational’ and unable to engage in shared decision making, according to Dr Mark Sullivan

In my many years working as a patient advocate, in the area of chronic pain, I have seen and heard a lot of…garbage.  People talk...

Chronic Primary Pain vs Chronic Secondary Pain – what is the difference?

I have been working as a patient advocate in chronic pain for many years. As I have learned about chronic pain, the science, and the...

Opioid Reduction Strategy Backfires – reduced opioid use during surgery leads to increased opioid use and increased rates of chronic pain

In recent years, as part of the fear campaign against the use of opioids in pain management, there has been a push to use less,...

Opioids and Back and Neck Pain: OPAL Study – Exposing Biased, Flawed Research and Misleading Claims

Today in the media, I see a story on opioids and back and neck pain titled Opioids don’t help acute back and neck pain –...

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