Pain Management

Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there was
A time when it was not.

It has no future but itself,
Its infinite realms contain
Its past, enlightened to perceive
New periods of pain.

– Emily Dickinson


Pain can be, and  often is, a normal part of the human experience. We carry out our day-to-day lives and in the course of living, we hurt ourselves. This kind of pain is the usual and customary pain that we encounter and, hopefully, makes us wise about what it is to be human.

Chronic pain, or pain that is experienced for anything but a momentary period, can be draining. After a period of time, whether weeks or months, we become accustomed to this unwelcome guest. Try as we may, we cannot shed ourselves of the constraints of dealing with chronic pain.

There is hope. What we need is to coordinate all of our efforts and attention into a strategy that deals with each aspect of our lives where pain impacts us. For example, this may mean learning to modify our work environment or the way that we carry out our daily activities, in addition to changing our pain medication regimen.

Managing your pain with perfect sense means looking at the whole picture; pain medications, activity, physical therapy, and alternative therapies as a way of getting you beyond the limitations that pain may create in your life.

I’ll work with you to formulate a plan, tailored to your needs, abilities, and strengths, that puts you into the position of having a greater sense of control over whatever it is that is causing you pain in your life. And I’ll do this guided by what you know about yourself and what I bring to the plan through my experience and knowledge.