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The negativity from my work, I reckon made my back worse

Daniel is in his early 20’s and was on track to be an Australian leading light vehicle mechanic in the F1 or V8’s. He hurt his back and struggled to get the support he needed at work. Career wise, what scared Daniel most, is that he didn’t want to lose his job. But the unhelpful […]

Cognitive Functional Therapy with Peter O’Sullivan – a patient’s perspective

Joletta Belton (Jo) writes a blog on living with chronic pain. She recently discussed meeting Peter O’Sullivan for a treatment session at the San Diego Pain Summit, below.   I recently attended the third annual San Diego Pain Summit (I’ve been to all three!) and was fortunate to be the patient demo for Peter O’Sullivan‘s […]

Getting my life back

I have suffered from periods of lower back pain for the last ten years; the pain intensity and length of recovery have gradually increased. I have been to the doctor on numerous occasions and was informed that the pain was due to lack of exercise. I took pain relief which only helped a little and […]

There is a link with how we think about, feel and interpret pain.

I have been a sufferer of fibromyalgia for nearly 3 years now. I’ve been hospitalised on many occasions for weeks at a time in different hospitals and I have seen 3 GP’s and 4 consultants (both neurologists and rheumatologists). I have been prescribed Oxynorm, OxyContin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Ampitripiline and took part in a trial […]

Feeling angry and down to feeling happy and optimistic

You feel horrible, you don’t want to do anything because when you try it hurts, you want to just cry all the time. You’re angry because you can’t do the things you use to be able to. You change the way you do things to try and make the pain stop. You have dreams but […]