Step 02 of 10

Get Involved

The American Chronic Pain Association states we should next look at how we can become more involved in our care. Not that we aren’t as it is, but rather than being taken for the ride you get to be behind the wheel. It is important to remember that an individual should take an active role in their own recovery. As such you are the team leader of your care team, learn all you can about your condition. Study about its past as well as its present to understand the future of how you wish to proceed.

I choose to become more involved with my care because I was being overwhelmed and consumed by my care. Because of this, I choose to embrace the less medically-invasive route using what modern medicine considers fringe science where whole natural foods are the roots of medicine. The ideas that rather than chemically synthesized compounds the oils distilled from the organic, naturally grown plants are just as powerful if not more so than what the pharmacy hands out.

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Published by lisa proctor

Since 2012 I have suffered the effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Moreover, through lifestyle changes, I've taken back control of my life and regain much of the independence I thought lost to me. It is for this very reason I wish to share my discoveries with others with the hope that it will serve you as well.

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