Chronic Pain | RSD / CRPS

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Living with Chronic Pain can be challenging. Learn tips on how to help you manage your pain by the 10 Steps from Patient to Person and Natural Remedies. You will also learn about several treatment options for CRPS / RSD.

Putting out the Fire Dr. Katinka van de Were

Putting Out the Fire Book Review

As an individual living with  RSD / CRPS for over 25 years I couldn’t wait to read Dr. Katinka van der Merwe’s, DC, QNCP book Putting Out the Fire New Hope for RSD / CRPS. I first discovered Dr. Katinka van der Merwe after reading a blog post on the website entitled “Putting Out the Fire, A Brand New Approach to Treating RSD/ CRPS.  The article was intriguing to say the least! In her book […]

Book RSD

Living with RSDS Your Guide to Coping With RSD \ A Review

I finally had the opportunity to read the book Living with RSDS, Your Guide to Coping with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome written by Linda Lang and Peter Moskovitz, MD . This book was written in 2003, however I feel it is still very relevant. It has lots of great ideas for helping you learn how to cope with your condition as well as understanding what RSDS is. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome has been renamed to Complex […]

10 steps

10 Steps | Chronic Pain Support Group

Transitioning from Patient to Person can be tough and often scary. Living with chronic pain often leaves us feeling alone and overwhelmed. Making this transition and returning to our life as best we can, as a person, is very important. It also requires many different phases. These phases or these 10 steps may help you recognize areas you may need to work on.   10 Steps According to the American Chronic Pain Association, the 10 steps […]

stress reduction

Stress Reduction | Chronic Pain Support Group

Stress What Stress The holidays are upon us and that usually means everyone is under more stress. Especially for those of us dealing with chronic pain or a chronic illness. Everyone can benefit from some stress reduction tips. Day to day living can often become overwhelming. Day to day living often becomes harder when you are trying to get everything done in between your down time and your up time. The best way to not become […]


Assertiveness Skills | Chronic Pain Support Group

Are you thinking about changing something? We all think about what we would like to change, however making changes is hard for most of us to do.  It’s tough to keep moving forward while keeping yourself motivated. It’s also tough to express what you want to change effectively. What I find amazing is that we all have the ability to change the things in our life we want to change. Outside of erasing our pain, we […]

Managing Pain

Pain Awareness Month | Chronic Pain Support Group

September is Pain Awareness Month. Having a Pain Awareness Month helps organizations and individuals share with the public the issues relating to pain and its management. Pain is not new to any of us. Many of us have had to deal with some sort of pain in our lifetime. Acute or short term pain tends to occur from a surgery or an injury. This acute pain is what most of us are familiar with. This type […]