Welcome To Power Of Pain Foundation
The Power of Pain Foundation (POPF) provides community based support services that address the needs of chronic pain patients with Neuropathy conditions such as RSD/CRPS, Post Cancer Pain, Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Neuropathy, and many more. Accordingly, beneficiaries include patients who are economically and socially affected by these invisible diseases. Whether you have Neuropathy pain or are a caregiver, family member, or friend of someone diagnosed, we’ll help you face the challenges and life changes of chronic nerve pain, head on.
“ Through Our Motivation For A Cure, We Turn Pain Into POWER“
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Living with HOPE began in 2007 under the original title Living with RSD. It was Trudy’s hope to learn more information about her own health issue, the debilitating and painful illness RSD/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and with that a show was born. Trudy interviews doctors, therapists, caregivers, and patients; both traditional and alternative practitioners with expertise that runs from prevention to cutting edge technology.
Trudy empowers, informs and educates her listeners with information that may not be readily available in their local area. Through the power of the internet she has the ability to communicate with and speak to some of the most knowledgeable doctors and researchers in the world.
Some Topics have included: Meditation, Biofeedback, Guided imagery, Relaxation techniques, Breathing exercises, Holistic healing, Coping strategies, Distraction, Depression, Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Pain Management, Medications, Chronic Pain Treatments, Ketamine, Calmare (Scrambler Therapy), Cortical Integrative Therapy (CIT®), Mirror therapy (Mirror Box), DMSO, Low Light Laser Treatment Therapy (LLLT), Functional Restoration, IVIG, Neuropathies, RSD/CRPS, Neuro Inflammatory Disease (NID) and much more.
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Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for a long time. In medicine, the distinction between acute and chronic pain has traditionally been determined by an arbitrary interval of time since onset; the two most commonly used markers being 3 months and 6 months since onset,though some theorists and researchers have placed the transition from acute to chronic pain at 12 months.Others apply acute to pain that lasts less than 30 days, chronic to pain of more than six months duration, and subacute to pain that lasts from one to six months.A popular alternative definition of chronic pain, involving no arbitrarily fixed durations is “pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing.
The RSD Quilt is dedicated to ALL patients and loved ones everywhere who has ever worked to spread awareness or to raise money for RSD. Doctors and Nurses, the support group leaders; all the fighters out there; this is for everyone who ever raised a hand against the monster called RSD. Most of all this is dedicated to all of those we have lost along the way who fought until they could fight no more.
Watch The Newest Quilt Come Together 1 Square At A Time
All squares sent in to be dedicated to the Quilt Project will be added to the slideshow for everybody to view. To all that participate in the quilt project, our goal is to make this a part of yours as much as it is a part of ours and we thank you all.
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Have you got your latest copy of PainPathways? Connect and inspire people who live with pain, both personally and professionally, offering in-depth information on new treatments, integrative therapies and current research. www.painpathways.org
GOALS OF PAIN THERAPY
Your pain management team will work with you to map out a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Successful pain management aims to:
1. Lessen the pain
2. Improve functioning
3. Enhance your quality of life
These are considered the hallmarks of pain management and “best practices.”
In some cases, pain is best managed using a combination of treatments. This is referred to as a “multi-modality” approach. For example, your healthcare provider may prescribe a medication along with activities to reduce stress (e.g., yoga, deep-breathing exercises). To improve daily functioning, specific therapies may be suggested to increase muscle strength and flexibility, enhance sleep and reduce fatigue, and assist you in performing usual activities and work related tasks.
Do you Know? Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy specialists at 2011 PAINWeek and 2011 AAPM, say 10,000,000 Americans have been diagnosed and even more are awaiting proper diagnosis for RSD. Read More →
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Thanks all of the amazing reviews we got from all of you, we’ve won a 2012 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Check out our profile! We’ll be highlighted on the 2012 Top-Rated Page. The Huffington Post, TakePart and Parade Magazine will be referring their readers to check out Top-Rated Nonprofits in November. We also received this award in 2011. Congrats to everyone who helps make Power of Pain Foundation a success and have helped us grow over the past 6 years.
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The Power of Pain Foundation (POPF) is proud to support the Fail First Hurts initiative. Fail First legislation will prohibit health insurers from requiring a patient to try and fail medications before allowing the patient to have the medication prescribed by their doctor. The POPF adamantly believes that applying step therapy protocols rigidly to a pain patient is not in the patient’s best interest and simply creates undue challenges to pain patientsRead More