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Tips for Finding Providers Who Can Help You

Tips for Finding Providers Who Can Help You by Barby Ingle

Finding a highly qualified, competent, and compassionate physician to manage your specific illness or condition takes a lot of hard work and energy, but it is an investment that is well worth the effort. I have met over 90 healthcare providers, including hospital staff, neurologists, cardiologists, psychologists, X-ray technicians, pain management, general practice, orthopedic and the list goes on.  It is important to keep in mind that you are not looking for just any general physician but rather a physician who has expertise in the treatment and management of your specific illness or condition. Find out if the doctor knows about CHRONIC PAIN in-depth. Sometimes a pain doctor will know more about arthritis then neuropathy pain because of the types of classes taken in medical school and previous patients. …

 

Reality Rally Fundraiser to help Michelle’s Place

Ken and Barby and Donny from Big Brother at Reality Rally 2016

Ken and Barby and Donny from Big Brother at Reality Rally 2016

Reality Rally Fundraiser to help Michelle’s Place w breast cancer patient resources. Reality Rally is the biggest gathering of Reality TV Celebrities in the country! And they are all coming to Temecula to help support a deserving charity; Michelle’s Place. #RealityRally #KenAndBarby #RealityTV.

iPain is proud to be a supporting funding sponsor for this awesome 2 day “Fun for Funds” event which attracts over 5,000 people has long life though the photos and press replays with the over 100 Reality Star who participate. The project reaches millions of consumers through traditional and digital media. The 120 Reality Stars come from 2 countries, 34 states and 81 cities. Each reality star must raise at least $500 for the Michelle’s Place Charity.

The multi-day event offers exhibitor opportunities, signage and

 

10 ACTIONS TO MAKE LIFE MORE POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING FOR YOURSELF

by Barby Ingle

  1. Choose happiness.
  2. Create goals and more towards accomplishing them.
  3. Get involved in projects that you can be interested in and successfully complete.
  4. Keep yourself surrounded with happy people.
  5. Look at the bright side of challenges.
  6. Motivate yourself.
  7. Practice meditation and controlling your thoughts.
  8. Smile big and often.
  9. Visualize success.
  10. When anxiety and stresses are high, turn it over to God.

More about Barby can be found on her website

 

Tips for Pain Patients Buying a Home

When buying a house you dont want to create your comfort zone, you want to buy your comfort zone, when possible.

  1. Check to see if the home is chronically ill. Have a home inspection done – Look for a home that doesn’t need a lot of repair upon move-in. Just like many chronic pain diseases, homes can have hidden symptoms below the surface. If it looks rickety or old, it probably is. You can request specality inspections such as for water quality and pressure, air quailty, and mold. 
  2. Look for low maintenance flooring – tile/wood that is smooth so you have less falls or on a scooter, crutches they dont get caught.
  3. Find out if water system can handle foot levers to turn water off and on at the sinks.
  4. Check the kitchen for convenience. Is there the ability to
 

Mediaplanet features International Pain Foundation for pain month issue

We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s “Pain and Sleep Sensitivity” campaign where we united with like-minded industry leaders to educate the public on the importance of getting a good night’s sleep to mental, heart and immune system health. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on August 19th 2016 and is published online. For the full campaign, visit: http://bit.ly/2aUXGnX

 

Music Moves Awareness

Music Moves Awareness, Join the Virtual Choir

Have the Nerve to be Heard and Make a Difference In The Lives of Millions Living with Chronic Pain

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I HAVE THE NERVE TO BE HEARD

  • One in three people (100 million+) in the United States are affected with a condition that causes chronic pain. Approaching 700 million world wide according to Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach.
  • Cost to American public of chronic pain is $635 billion dollars — lost productivity, lost wages, and healthcare fees.
  • The Department of Health & Human Services has declared chronic pain a public health crisis and mandated that a National Pain Strategy be developed to address chronic pain challenges.
  • Chronic pain is a real and complex disease that may exist
 

Body Butter Lotion Recipe

Are you having dry skin, irritated skin… one of our iPain Delegates swears by this family recipe her sister makes from home … here is the recipe! “The best lotion I have ever used it feels greasy but soaks in fast last 24 hrs.” -Tenah Callison

Body Butter

  • 1cup of Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup castor oil
  • any essential oils ex. lavender or vanilla
  1. Melt Shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
  2. After melted set aside and cool for 30 mins mix in Castor Oil and any essential oils ex lavender or vanilla.
  3. After 30 minutes of cooling.
  4. Place in freezer for 20 mins for partial solidity.
  5. After removing from freezer whip until a butter like consistency is achieved.
 

CNN “Prescription Addiction” Town Hall reaction

5/13/2016
Dear Anderson Cooper & CNN Your “Prescription Addiction” Town Hall was so disappointingly one-sided.

I am contacting you because as a former professor of Communication Arts, Writer and Filmmaker, I rely on CNN to be the network where “…the reporters, producers, editors and writers at CNN aim for comprehensive journalism. In their news coverage, they strive to present the whole story, fairly and completely, so that readers and viewers may come to their own conclusions. And in their presentation of opinion and analysis, they strive to represent a range of viewpoints…

Comprehensive journalism also means that we do not let our financial interests determine the topics we cover. Our reporters, producers, writers and editors cover issues that are newsworthy and of interest to our readers and viewers, not because an issue may be of interest to advertisers,” as Time …

 

National Pain Strategy

A core recommendation of the 2011 IOM Report: Relieving Pain in America is: “The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services should develop a comprehensive, population health-level strategy for pain prevention, treatment, management, education, reimbursement, and research that includes specific goals, actions, time frames, and resources.” The IOM report highlighted specific objectives for the strategy:

  • Describe how efforts across government agencies, including public– private partnerships, can be established, coordinated, and integrated to encourage population-focused research, education, communication, and community-wide approaches that can help reduce pain and its consequences and remediate disparities in the experience of pain among subgroups of Americans.
    • Include an agenda for developing physiological, clinical, behavioral, psychological, outcomes, and health services research and appropriate links across these domains.
    • Improve pain assessment and management programs within the service delivery and financing programs of the
 
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