Self Management Skills

Success in back pain management

Contributed by: Jerry Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May, 2009   I was asked if I would be interested in helping others achieve success in BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT. My answer is…absolutely!!! I wish to make it clear that successful pain management does not come exclusively from a pill bottle; too many expect that “microwave” cure!… Read more »

My pain and my desk job

Contributed by: Mark Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May, 2009 I have a desk job so I’m subject to chronic neck and back stiffness and pain. I try to keep a positive mental attitude first of all because I’ve learned that worrying and getting upset over things only makes my pain and life worse, so… Read more »

I won’t let this pain stop me from doing the things I love!

Contributed by: Dolores Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May, 2009   I am a 75-year-old woman, in pretty good overall health, but I have experienced chronic back pain which started about five or ten years ago. I’ve been taking care of it with rest, some physical therapy and some trigger point injections, but on one… Read more »

How I get relief from back pain

Contributed by: Michael Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May, 2009 I’m 38 years old and I have been suffering from Chronic Back Pain for nearly 3 years now. It was a year and a half since it really started affecting me when I finally saw a doctor for treatment for the symptoms. Then I was… Read more »

My chronic pain

Contributed by: Samantha Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW, May, 2009 My name is Samantha and I am 29 years old. My story began in March of 2003 when a tree fell on me at a campfire. Since then, I have had Fibromyalgia, low back pain, and severe migraines. Learning to cope with pain in a… Read more »

Speaking up: If one doesn’t work, try another

Contributed by: Brian C. Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW. November 2008 In December 2007, I underwent gastric bypass surgery to help me reduce my weight. Although weight-loss surgery has been around for quite a while, it’s only in the last few years that surgeons have been able to perform it without making a long (6-7… Read more »