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My own chronic pain story

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

I’m am briefly disturbing the winter hibernation of this blog to promote a new article on my personal blog. It’s an extremely personal piece, but it is also directly relevant to my work here on

A decade ago I devoted myself to helping people with chronic pain, and now it’s time to face my ironic new reality: I have serious unexplained chronic pain myself. It may never stop, and I need to learn to live with it rather than trying to figure out how to fix it.

I have always been “prone” to aches and pains, and that’s why I became a massage therapist and then moved on to publishing But that tendency was a pain puppy humping my leg compared to the Cerberus of suffering that’s mauling me now. I’ve graduated to the pain big leagues.

Continue reading on [2900 words, 15-minutes].

P.S. I am still planning to fully revive this blog, and fairly soon. I’ll probably re-launch it sometime in February.