This important (and dear-to-my-heart) topic came up in our Recover Q&A tonight and I wanted to post some links about it. I adore these pain management resources from OPG and use them myself.
The second link, the Escape Fire movie (link to youtube) has a story thread through it about the VA’s multi-faceted approach to intensive chronic pain and trauma. It’s also quite interesting about the state of healthcare in the US in general.
The third and final link is to the VA’s chronic pain page. They are really at the forefront of the most evidence-based, comprehensive, and effective pain management these days.
Let me know what you think:
Escape Fire Video on YouTube (it wouldn’t let me embed it).
- Isabel Spradlin is a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and abdominal adhesion specialist in Portland, OR. She specializes in educating people about manual treatment (massage) for abdominal pain and dysfunction, especially when it is adhesion related. Please see the "Programs" page to see her offerings.