Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain


How does chronic pain affect your spirit?
It makes it hard for me to pray.
It gives me hope that I'll find healing.
It doesn't affect my spirit.

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Spiritual Gifts of Illness

Though illness can be scary and unpleasant, there are spiritual gifts to be found in it.
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Ways to Cope with Pain

Beliefnet's readers have shared these eight tips for living a full life even when pain rears its head.
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome characterized by diffuse or specific muscle, joint or bone pain, fatigue, and a wide range of other symptoms. It is not contagious, and recent studies suggest that people with fibromyalgia may be genetically predisposed.

What is fibromyalgia? Learn about the chronic pain condition, its symptoms, its causes, and how to talk to your doctor about finding relief....(Read More)

Yoga instructor Liz Owen offers a healing sequence of 10 poses to help strengthen your body, ease your mind, and help you release your pain......(Read More)

Finding ways to nurture our spirits can help us cope with pain at the same time that we discover nuggets of grace, comfort, and productivity. Author Maureen Pratt shares ten spiritual tools that can help you get started toward peace in spite of and in the midst of pain....(Read More)

Renowned Buddhist author and teacher Pema Chodron guides you through a five-minute meditation on how to change your pain into compassion....(Read More)

Negative thinking is believed to exacerbate chronic pain conditions. These eight affirmations will help you direct your energy in a positive direction, learning to let go of pain in the process....(Read More)

A fibromyalgia patient talks candidly about the chronic pain she experiences, and the sources of support and comfort she has found. ...(Read More)

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Beliefnet's Pain Management Center was created in response to an advertising sponsorship agreement with Pfizer, makers of the fibromyalgia drug Lyrica. Pfizer was involved in the planning and design stages of the page, but Beliefnet retains sole editorial control over its contents.