Mary’s story: “I didn’t think i would have this quality of life again”

Mary had pain for several years, and it gradually became more widespread. Her pain became more severe over time and she experienced a lot of fatigue. She was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Her pain was aggravated by many factors including stress and poor sleep. She struggled to maintain her usual social life. Using a multidimensional approach including education about what was happening to her body, she regained control of her life and experienced much less pain. This approach included gradually increasing her physical activity, improving her sleeping pattern and using mindfulness to reduce her stress.



Thanks to Dr. Derek Griffin, chartered physiotherapist, for sharing Mary’s story with Pain-Ed.

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