Living With Pain?

Pain shrinks your world.
We give you the tools to take it back.

Chronic pain shrinks your world until just lying in bed hurts. And every time you think about pain, it gets worse. How do you break the cycle?

Research shows putting your life on hold until the pain goes away is not the answer.

Taking action is the better course.

1step2life starts where you are and helps you celebrate each step forward: a chat with a friend, a walk around the block, or a romp with the dog.

Start where you are.

Track progress with just a touch: I made it to the kitchen, texted a friend, walked the dog, or got to school on time. Quickly log exercise, diet, stress reduction, caring for yourself and others, playing with pets and reaching out to friends. It’s there. Record and celebrate the things other people take for granted.

Everyone’s pain is different. Add your own goals: exercises from your physical therapist, finishing your homework, going on a date, journaling or building experience points in Minecraft, Whatever is important to you.

Track your mood to see how it changes with activities.  And yes, you can track your pain. Set 1step2life to log your pain daily, weekly, monthly, or never. You’re in control.

1step2life focuses on success. If you haven’t gotten dressed, we won’t ask you if you’ve been to work. 

Set your goals.

Review what’s working and what you need to work on in six areas: Getting Out, Sleep, Exercise, Diet & Hydration, Stress Reduction, and Medications.
Set goals that are aspirational, reachable, or will just make your life better.

 

It takes time to find effective treatment for a complex medical condition.

If you’re living with chronic pain, you’ve got two choices. You can cuddle up with it on the couch or you can take it with you and live your life. Because the pain is going to be there.

Take back your life.

The two worst things about chronic pain are that it’s pain and that it’s chronic.

That’s not a profound statement, but it’s true.

When my son went to the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program, one metaphor really stuck with me. Finding effective treatment for a complex condition can take a long time. They said “If you’re living with chronic pain, you’ve got two choices. You can cuddle up with it on the couch or you can take it with you and live your life. Because the pain is going to be there.”

The thing is, research says that when you get up and function with your pain the pain gets better over time. The longer you put your life on hold and wait for things to get better, the worse the pain gets. It’s a vicious cycle.

You’re not going to do it all at once. You’re not going to do it every day. But if you focus on what you CAN do and what you DID do, you can start making progress.

And take back your life. Once step at a time.

We can help.

We’ll send you the science!

Like your science in smaller bites? Sign up and we will mail you a series of short articles summarizing key topics in pain and pain rehabilitation.

  • Chronic Pain 101
  • Neuroscience 101
  • The science of pain
  • Retraining the brain
  • Emotion and the perception of pain
  • Logging success, not pain
  • The science of pain rehabilitation

Log life.
Not pain.

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