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    From Dr Michael Lewandoski's book
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    trs1960 posted:
    I've tried to say this many times. I'm re-reading some books and this paragraph sums up what I've tried to say many times.

    “The problem is that your pain experience is as unique and as personal as your fingerprints. No two people have the same. Your pain is truly yours, and no one but you is as capable of understanding its patterns and nuances. The ebb and flow of your pain and the rhythms of your life must be taken into consideration. A doctor can help, a psychologist can help, nurses and family and friends can all do a world of good, but first you must accept responsibility for the management of your pain. You may always be dancing with the same partner, but at least you can keep from stomping on each other's toes.”

    Excerpt From: Lewandowski, Michael. “The Chronic Pain Care Workbook.” Michael Lewandowski. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.

    Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewBook?id=538897976

    Since I have it on IBooks it pastes all the author's info. Since it's just a book, it's not like advertising a hospital or Clinique ...if you don't agree except my apologies.

    I'm a strong believer in pain psychology. Acute pain is a medical problem, chronic pain is a psychological problem.

    Tim
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    tuloud54 responded:
    I've learned to deal with the physical but how can pain not affect your brain. It has changed me forever. Some good,some bad. Good read! Thanks. Tom
     
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    trs1960 replied to tuloud54's response:
    That's the key. Chronic pain is all psychology, you need to see a pain PHD or read books like the one I referenced.

    Chronic pain is caused by signals that are gated on and won't turn off, it could be your behavior, your environment and how you deal with it.

    There's so much you can do to make your life better by learning chronic pain psychology.

    Tim


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