A support resource for adults with chronic physical pain problems. Emphasis is placed on helping to cope and "have a life."
We are an inclusive group and offer our support to our blind and vision impaired members, who also have chronic pain. So, for our sighted members, there are some basic posting rules we use to make our group easier to read by all members. Please read the posting guidlines in our file section, before you send in your first post.
This is a private peer-to peer group list open to anyone with chronic pain and closed to *all* others. No political, religious, or commercial posts of any kind are allowed. Anyone who joins our group for the purpose of selling or promoting a product will be immediately banned.
The 'Chronic Pain' group is a fully Moderated list. Every post is cleared through a moderator or owner, before it is allowed on the list. This is to stop potentially dangerous misinformation from being posted. The moderators are a group of people who also have a variety of chronic pain illnesses and other disabilities. We work very hard to keep our list in its stated format. Should you want to promote another pain group please contact the moderators first and ask permission.
Of Note: Our current group owners and moderators are Lynne (Lyndi), Kaylene, Cheryl, and Laura. We also have support from Abilities Unlimited Disability Services. The original group owner, Dr. Ken Turbin, died in 2002. Ken worked hard to make this list strong and supportive. The current owners and moderators work hard to honour his memory by continuing to keep it that way.
It is important to understand that this is not a place for professional help, but for human understanding.