15 Things People with Chronic Pain or Illness Need to Know

Updated: Oct 5, 2019

shared knowledge

1. Having a medical professional tell you “We can find nothing wrong.” Is NOT the same as “there is nothing wrong.” Keep advocating for yourself until you find relief.

2. Emotional and physical trauma play a crucial role in the body-mind experience of chronic illness and pain.

3. One of the biggest lessons is learning to ask for help and/or just allow things to remain undone or half-done.

4. A holistic mind-body approach is essential to address the physical (pain), mental (anxiety/depression), emotional (self-esteem) and spiritual (hopelessness) components of chronic illness and pain.