“Pain Matters” Documentary: the Burdens of Living with Chronic Pain


“Pain Matters” will air on the Discovery Channel Saturday, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. It is also available online at http://www.PainMattersFilm.com.

EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

Documentary “Pain Matters” Chronicles the Burdens of Living with Chronic Pain

Discovery Channel Saturday, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 at 8 a.m.  This looks like the publicity we pain patients have been looking for:

The film features a range of stories of people living with chronic pain including a U.S. Navy veteran and a two-time Stanley Cup-winning hockey player.

“Pain Matters” chronicles their individual challenges in managing their condition, including validation of their pain due to the difficulty in objectively measuring it and working with healthcare professionalsto develop an individualized treatment plan.

Several key facets of pain management are thus covered:

  • individual challenges  (pain is personal)
  • managing their condition (an ongoing effort)
  • validation of their pain (patients words must be believed)
  • difficulty in objectively measuring it  (cannot be physically determined)
  • working with healthcare professionals (requires a…

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I'm a sleep deprived antique dealer with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, diabetes & more. Love hubby, cats, books & humor! Avid tea drinker. Poker player. Pain fighter.
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2 Responses to “Pain Matters” Documentary: the Burdens of Living with Chronic Pain

  1. dawnhosking says:

    Thanks for sharing 😉

  2. teeks55 says:

    Reblogged this on The Nocturnal Laundress and commented:

    ***A REMINDER ~ THIS SHOW WILL BE BROADCAST IN 3 DAYS ~ DON’T MISS IT IF YOU HAVE CHRONIC PAIN!!*** Thank you to EDS Info (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Blog for the original post!

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