Is Pain-free Living Possible?

The alleviation of pain that feels more than miraculous

Kay Stroud, a spiritual writer and thinker, explores a growing problem that is not only prevalent in Australia, but is also a growing concern in the United States. Chronic pain syndrome which effects tens of thousands of people world-wide.  New studies reveal that chronic pain is not just physical, it is also a mental condition and may be successfully controlled by re-education.  Let’s see what Kay has to share on the possibility of living a pain free life without the use of drugs.

3D render of the legs of a female medical skeleton with knee joints highlightedThe four-hourly doses of morphine were such a welcome relief to the intense pain I was experiencing following major surgery. What could possibly make me give them up?

Amazingly, I found there was something that could persuade me to do so.

And that’s why, I want to share my experience with the sufferers who are being invited to break their silence about chronic pain for National Pain Week.

In Australia, one in five people live with chronic pain, including adolescents and children. This prevalence rises to one in three people over the age of 65. Chronic pain is linked to depression and suicide and is Australia’s third most costly health condition.

To manage it, a range of treatments that address the mental state as well as physical condition are employed. These include physio and physical therapy, medical acupuncture, thinking strategies, lifestyle changes, nutrition and traditional prescription opioids.

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Kate is interested in blogging about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health from her experience as a Christian Science practitioner. She is the media, legislative and public contact for Christian Science in the state of Maryland. Contact Kate on Twitter: @CscomMaryland, on Facebook: Kate Johnson CS, or email:  maryland@compub.org.