Pacing Means Moving Ahead and Not Falling Behind


Originally posted on Karla Rabel, LPN & VP of Dr. Patty's Chronic-Intractable Pain and You Sites, Inc.:

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Pacing Means Moving Ahead and Not Falling Behind

 

Pacing is a vague word that is thrown around, often incorrectly, by both providers and people with pain. Pacing is not about decreasing the intensity of an exercise, doing less activity, or being unproductive. Pacing is actually the exact opposite.

Pacing is a tool that allows you to change the way you perform or complete an exercise or activity so that you can successfully increase strength, tolerance, and function. Some people with persistent pain markedly reduce their physical activity because it hurts. Others push too far into pain and overdo the activity.

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Can you volunteer one hour a week? Specialist of Search Engine Optimizer (SEO) (Volunteer


The Specialist (Search Engine Optimizer (SEO)) is a position for those who have specific knowledge of a specific area of expertise and loves to post about their subject by posting articles, chats, videos, etc. This position reports directly to the Vice President (Karla Rabel) and to Dr. Patty.
The basic responsibilities of a Specialist (Search Engine Optimizer (SEO)) are:
• “Friend” Dr. Patty and all staff (one time only)
• Customize your profile and put up a picture, it can be a tag or a pet or an avatar.(one time only)
Have knowledge of social media and make sure that our social media sites are up to date.
Check your private email daily as notifications and private messages are sometimes routed through general email (A CIPAY mailbox will be given to you for CIPAY business only).
•Check your CIPAY inbox daily for messages. We request that you respond to member’s comments and questions within 24 hours (at the most, 48 hours). If you are unable to answer the question, please ask another staff member to help.
•Other duties as assigned

Pain Patients Can Have Good Outcomes With Long-Term Opioids


Pain Patients Can Have Good Outcomes With Long-Term Opioids
ISSUE: AUGUST 2014 | VOLUME: 12(8)

Long-term opioid treatment can produce positive outcomes in chronic noncancer pain when physicians prescribe it carefully to individuals who have low risks for addiction and overdose, according to the results of a systematic review.

Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD, and her colleagues searched Medline, EMBASE, CINAHI, PsycINFO, Central and Business Source Premier for studies published since 2000 on function and quality of life (QOL) in patients taking long-term opioids for chronic noncancer pain.

The studies included in the analysis involved chronic noncancer pain that lasted longer than three months, opioid use for longer than three months, and outcomes that included measures of function and QOL. Most of the studies excluded patients who had comorbidities and psychiatric diagnoses. The majority of the patients were monitored closely by health care professionals, and were on doses of opioids that were less than approximately 200 mg per day.

To read more please click on this link:

http://www.chronicintractablepainandyou.net/apps/forums/topics/show/12987194-pain-patients-can-have-good-outcomes-with-long-term-opioids

 

States Have Wide Narcotic Use Rate Differences


States Have Wide Narcotic Use Rate Differences
 

Louisiana and New York state have the highest amount of narcotics use in workers’ compensation cases among the 25 states included in a recent study. The research, conducted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in Cambridge, Mass., found nearly a fourfold variation between the high- and low-use states.

“This is part of an ongoing series starting in 2011,” said Dongchun Wang, an economist at WCRI and an author of the latest published study, “Interstate Variations in Use of Narcotics, Second Edition.”

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http://www.chronicintractablepainandyou.net/apps/forums/topics/show/12987159-states-have-wide-narcotic-use-rate-differences

When the Pain Won’t Stop


When the Pain Won’t Stop

If your back pain or neck pain has persisted despite a variety of treatments, and maybe even after spine surgery, you may feel frustrated and miserable. Pain can be exhausting and cruel – making it hard for you to function.
Every day we witness the impact pain has on our forum members and social media visitors. To help you better understand how pain works, and treatment approaches, here are a few pointers.

All pain is real

To read more please click on this link:
http://www.chronicintractablepainandyou.net/apps/forums/topics/show/12979895-when-the-pain-won-t-stop

Director of Pinterest Site (Volunteer Position)


Director of Pinterest Site (Volunteer Position)

This position will require you to moderate any of our Pinterest site.

You must be familiar with Pinterest and how to get around Pinterest.

You must be able to work with, and take direction from the President, and Vice President.

*“Friend” Dr. Patty, Dennis Verdugo, Karla Rabel and all staff.

*Customize your profile and put up a picture, it can be a tag or a pet or an avatar.

*Answer any questions that members have. (If you are unsure or unable to answer member questions, you will need to forward the question to Dr. Patty-President, Dennis Verdugo-CEO, or Karla Rabel-Vice President).

*When posting a picture, please make sure that you place them in the appropriate folder (Board).

*If you come across a picture that you don’t think has an appropriate folder (Board), please check with the President, or Vice President before you make a new folder (Board).

*Check in with the President or Vice President at least once a week, (or more often if necessary), with updates, by email or phone calls.

*Be able to communicate well, ask questions, and give recommendations to Dr. Patty and Karla Rabel.

*Teaching will be given by Dr. Patty-President or Karla Rabel-Vice President.

***If you become too busy or feel overwhelmed with this position, we will make a job description for a manager to help you.

The work time for this position will be approximately 2-3 hours per week.

We understand that you have chronic and/or intractable pain and may not be able to work these hours straight through, so you can break your weekly time up as you need to. We understand that your health comes first, so please take frequent breaks and don’t push yourself to the point of extreme fatigue and make yourself sick. If you need help, please don’t be afraid to ask.

All of our positions have the ability for the volunteer to move up to a higher position in our website.

 http://www.chronicintractablepainandyou.net/apps/forums/topics/show/12882531-director-of-pinterest-site-volunteer-position-

Director Of Blogger (Volunteer Position)


Director Of Blogger (Volunteer Position)

This position will require you to moderate our Blogger site.

You must be familiar with Blogger and how to get around it.

You must be able to work with, and take direction from the President, CEO, and Vice President.

*“Friend” Dr. Patty, Dennis Verdugo, Karla Rabel and all staff.

*Customize your profile and put up a picture, it can be a tag or a pet or an avatar.

*Know how to write and proofread documents.

*Know computer operations and have a Word or other writing program.

*Know how to Copy and Paste and proofread documents.

*Know more than the basics of writing and research.

*Must be organized!

*Answer any questions that members have. (If you are unsure or unable to answer member questions, you will need to forward the question to Dr. Patty-President, Dennis Verdugo-CEO, or Karla Rabel-Vice President).

*Will post Partial articles on Blogger (only after they are posted on the Main Forum (Depending upon the content of the article, will depend upon which site you post it in on our websites).

*Check in with the President, CEO, or Vice President at least once a week, (or more often if the Director feels necessary), with updates, by email or phone calls.

*Be able to communicate well, ask questions and give recommendations to Dr. Patty, the CEO, and Karla Rabel.

*Teaching will be given by Dr. Patty-President or Karla Rabel-Vice President.

The work time for this position will be approximately 2-3 hours per week.

We understand that you have chronic and/or intractable pain and may not be able to work these hours straight through, so you can break your weekly time up as you need to. We understand that your health comes first, so please take frequent breaks and don’t push yourself to the point of extreme fatigue and make yourself sick. If you need help, please don’t be afraid to ask.

All of our positions have the ability for the volunteer to move up to a higher position in our website.

http://www.chronicintractablepainandyou.net/apps/forums/topics/show/12882539-director-of-blogger-volunteer-position-