Freedom From Suffering with Dr. Steven Grinstead

Home About Us Services Events Resources Blog Members Book Store
<< back

Archive for 'stress'

The Anticipatory Pain Reaction Can Sabotage Chronic Pain Management

I believe that of the most common factors in someone sabotaging their chronic management plan is what I call Anticipatory Pain. It can actually lead to someone amplifying their pain symptoms to a point of suffering. Please watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

Defining And Understanding Chronic Pain – Knowledge Is Power

It has been my experience that in order to solve a problem we must first fully understand not only the problem but also what it takes to move into the solution. When I help my patients develop their chronic pain management plans one of the very first steps is making sure they understand what their pain is all about—what it is trying to tell them. Please watch my Video Blog and then read on to learn all about pain.

Dr. Grinstead On The Role of Diet And Nutrition In Chronic Pain Management

After meeting with two different pain patients this week I once again got to see how important the role of diet and nutrition is to more effective chronic pain management. One patient had been experiencing several years of gastrointestinal problems and serious constipation—it is important to note that he was not on opiates so this constipation was diet/food related. Please watch my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of this post.

Why Do People Abuse Pain Medication

So why do people end up abusing their pain medication? In my opinion one end of the spectrum is under-treated pain, especially when we’re talking about chronic pain. For some of the chronic pain patients I have worked with, either they or their doctors were too afraid to prescribe opiate medication—opioid-phobia—or they wouldn’t prescribe a high enough dose. Please check out my Video Blog and then read the remainder of my post.

The Role Of Treating Grief And Loss In Chronic Pain Management

I believe that to develop an effective pain management plan one of the most difficult and crucial, emotional issues that must be resolved is the grief and loss of your health and/or prior level of functioning. Obtaining support to work through a painful grieving process improves your chances of a successful treatment outcome with chronic pain. Please check out my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of my post.

Do You Believe That Effective Chronic Pain Management Is A Right And A Responsibility

I’m talking about this topic today because I’ve seen too many people not getting the kind of help that they need and deserve. Sometimes it’s because they just don’t know they are having a problem that can be helped. At other times they are limited because of access to appropriate help in their area. And at other times it’s because they are not willing to be active participants in their own pain management process. Please watch my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of this post.

Learning To Resolve The Chronic Pain Trance

I’ve been living with my own chronic pain for over three decades and there were times in the first few years where I fell into a deep dark place of despair and hopelessness—the chronic pain trance. People living with chronic pain sometimes develop an automatic and unconscious way of coping with chronic pain that I call the chronic pain trance. Please watch my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of this post.

Utilizing Nonpharmacological – Holistic Treatment Interventions

Today I want to discuss active and passive treatment approaches and what some people call nonpharmacological treatment methods or what others might refer to as Holistic interventions. The term nonpharmacological simply means non-medication or non-medical procedures. Please watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

Dr. Grinstead On Seven Stress Reduction Tips To Improve Pain Management

Since I live with chronic pain when I notice my stress levels go up the first thing I need to do instead of overreacting and amplifying my pain is to use a simple five step process—Pause, Relax, Reflect, Decide and Do. The “Decide” and “Do” part is listed below in the seven strategic stress management tools. You can learn more about this process by checking out my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

Get Blog Posts Delivered
Right to Your INBOX!

Please submit your email address so that all blog updates can be delivered to your INBOX
Your information is safe with us and we will never rent/sell or SPAM your email address.

Addiction 79
Addiction Pain Syndrome 39
Addiction-Free Pain Management 102
Addictive Disorders 59
Anticipatory Pain 5
APM Center of Excellence 8
Attitude of Gratitude 11
BioPsychoSocial 9
Center of Excellence 1
chronic pain 131
Chronic Pain And Trauma 3
chronic pain flare up 28
Chronic Pain Management 167
Coexisting Disorders 66
Denial 8
Denial Management 8
Depression 11
depression and chronic pain 5
depression management 3
Eat Right 3
Emotional Pain 27
Family and Friends 1
Family and Friends of Chronic Pain Sufferer 1
Flare Up 16
flare up management 16
freedom from suffering 30
Gorski 4
Gratitude 7
Headache 2
Holiday Stress 2
Hyperalgesia 2
Impaired Healthcare Providers 2
Inner Saboteur 3
Instant Gratification 1
medication 3
Medication Classifications 4
Medication Management 19
Migraine 2
Migraine Management 2
Mismanaged Pain Medication 14
Multidisciplinary Pain Management 95
Neuropathic 3
Neuropathic Pain 3
Neuropathic Pain Management 6
Neuroplasticity 1
Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia 1
Pain Flare Up 30
pain flare up management 30
Pain Management 125
Physical Dependence 2
Pseudoaddiction 1
Psychological Pain 53
PTSD and Chronic Pain Management 5
Quick Fix 1
Relapse 15
Relapse Prevention 21
Sleep 1
Spiritual 9
Spiritual Warrior 5
Stress 6
Stress Management 6
Terence T. Gorski 8
Terry Gorski 5
Think Well 9
Tolerance 4
Understanding Pain 122
War On Drugs 5
War On Pain Management 5
Recent Posts
Stop Suffering Now With Our Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Program...
Onward And Upward For Sure In 2017 At A Healing Place The Estates Triple Diagnosis Chronic...
A Healing Place The Estates – A Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Program...
Happy Holidays From A Healing Place The Estates And Freedom From Suffering...
Wishing You A Happy Gratitude Week – AKA Thanksgiving Week...
The Importance Of Integrated Chronic Pain Management...
Seeing Chronic Pain Flare Ups As Learning Opportunities...
Dr. Grinstead Presenting At The 43rd Annual Kentucky School On Alcohol And Other Drugs...
Dr. Grinstead Defining Relapse At His Last Relapse Prevention Retreat In Sacramento...
Dr. Grinstead Announces The Final Workshop At His Sacramento Office...
acceptance add new tags Addiction addiction free pain management Addiction Pain Syndrome Addiction Pain Syndrome Zone addiction treatment Addiction-Free Pain Management Addictive Disorder Zone Addictive Disorders addictive disorders and pain disorders addressing chronic pain anticipatory pain APM Center of Excellence Attitude of Gratitude be well BioPsychoSocial Blog book cascade effect Center of Excellence Chronic Pain Chronic Pain Addiction And Trauma chronic pain flare up Chronic Pain Flare Ups Chronic Pain Management chronic pain trance coexisting disorders compassion control pain and suffering deaths where pharmaceuticals were implicated Denial Denial Management Depression depression and chronic pain depression and pain Depression Management difficulty sleeping drug overdose effective chronic pain management plan Emotional Pain fall asleep Family and Friends Family and Friends of Chronic Pain Sufferer fda flares forgive Freedom From Suffering Freedom From Suffering Now goals Gorski Gratitude Grief Loss and Trauma Headache healing Holiday Stress Hydrocodone hydrocodone and acetaminophen Hyperalgesia hypnosis Impaired Healthcare Providers Inner Saboteur instant gratification law Make Peace With My Pain make peace with your pain Manage Your Pain And Trauma management managing pain medication Medication Management Mental Health Migraine Migraine Management minimize the misuse of the drugs Mismanaged Pain Medication Multidisciplinary Pain Management narcotics Neuropathic Neuropathic Pain Neuropathic Pain Management neuroplasticity non-medication based pain flare up activities opiod deaths Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia Over-Medicating pain Pain Flare Up pain flare up management pain management pain treatment Physical Dependence presentation presentations Pseudoaddiction psychiatric hospital Psychological Pain PTSD PTSD and Chronic Pain Management quick fix recovery rehab Relapse Relapse Prevention rest Schedule II Category self love self remedies severe pain Sleep Sleep Disorder sleeping spiral Spiritual Spiritual Warrior spirituality Stess stress Stress and Chronic Pain Management Stress Management suffering symptoms Symptoms of Depression system damage Terence T. Gorski terr Terry Gorski Tolerance Trauma Under-Medicating Understanding Pain War On Drugs War On Pain Management Website well rested wellbeing zohydro

© 2015 Freedom From Suffering Now Privacy Policy  Terms of Use  |  Site Map

Website Design and Marketing by Full Partner Magnetic Marketing


 Powered by Full Partner Magnetic Marketing


 Welcome to Freedom From Suffering NOW! Are you ready to be Free from Chronic Pain NOW! We offer a number of resources that we hope you will find valuable on your journey to end your Chronic Pain and suffering!