Latest by Celeste Cooper, RN

Navigating Chronic Pain When Planning for Travel

Learn to recognize “hazard signs” for travel planning and beyond with chronic illness, including anxiety, delays, and other factors.

Chronic Pain, Women, and Words

How words women use to describe pain impact treatment.

Women, Pain, Bias, and Discrimination

Is there a gender bias in treatment of women in pain?

A Profile of Chronic Pain

Q&A with Lacy Fowler, arachnoiditis advocate.

Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Approximately 38 percent of adult Americans use some type of complementary medicine.

Women and Chronic Pain

Do women experience and report chronic pain differently than men?

Fact From Fiction: Chronic Pain

Think you know fact from fiction in chronic pain? Read this slideshow to see.

Western Medicine: Combating Chronic Pain

If you are a person living with chronic pain, like me, you have probably been examined, evaluated, and diagnosed by a doctor that practices Western medicine referred to as conventional (traditional) or mainstream.

Want To Know About Different Treatment Types?

You can treat chronic pain with many kinds of approaches. Read about the differences here.

Disbelief, Relationships, and the Stigma of Chronic Pain

Credit: Thinkstock February is the month of love. It is a time to give thanks for the important relationships in our lives. But those of us living with chronic pain sometimes feel our relationships are damaged, that we are no longer appreciated for o...