PAIN CHALLENGERS & PAIN PROFESSIONALS

Educating & Empowering Those with Pain

to Minimize Drugs, Injections, & Surgeries

 

Join the Pain Out Loud community today!

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Founder, Dr. Melissa Cady

Physician, Speaker, & Author of PAINDEMIC

Learn about PAINDEMIC

POL Community Mission

  • To enable a platform for pain challengers to tell their story of PAIN OUT LOUD with other pain challengers or sufferers regarding healthy ways in which they have overcome or minimized suffering from their pain.
  • To form a collaborative community of positive and constructive engagement to minimize the negative consequences of overly fixating on the pain.
  • To be a resource of practical, holistic, and varied approaches to the multiple pain challenges that members and the general public may have.
  • Be a source of supporters/attendees for future pain events.
Community Values PDF
"There is no PAINacea—
we all need a more PAINoramic view of PAIN."

HEAR

Need inspiration?

Don't want to feel alone?

Struggling to help a loved one?

Take a listen.

SHARE

Have you overcome your own pain?

Have you improved your own pain?

How did you do it?

Be an inspiration.

Share with others.

LEARN

Want to go deeper?

Need better perspective?

Want other pain care options?

Learn from pain professionals.

 


Hear PAIN OUT LOUD Stories

from PAIN CHALLENGERS & PAIN PROFESSIONALS

Listen to 

PAIN CHALLENGERS

Stories in the Basic Membership

Like Jonathan & CRPS 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can occur for various reasons, including after a trauma/surgery.

Hear his inspirational story of how CRPS affected Jonathan, what it took to get him to the "after" pic on the right, and what he does now.

WHO ELSE is Inside the BASIC Membership?

Listen to

PAIN PROFESSIONALS

Stories in the PRO Membership

Like Tim Flynn & Jeff Moore

Hear Physical Therapists, Tim & Jeff, discuss their stories and perspectives to enlighten your understanding of pain and the realities of this country's current pain epidemic or PAINDEMIC.

And listen to how they are collaborating and trying to change the conversation around pain.

 

WHO ELSE is inside the PRO Membership?

Ready to Join PAIN OUT LOUD?

To go BASIC or to go PRO?

Why Do Healing Stories Matter?

  • The mere feeling of being heard can help the suffering of pain.
  • Speaking of one's own pain allows a sense of validation and contribution to others.
  • Stories can educate and empower.
  • Stories help people cope with life's complexities.
  • Stories connect and bring people together. Pain can create a sense of isolation and loneliness.
  • Stories allow emotion to surface, which keeps us more human.
  • Stories remind us that pain is not just physical but a biopsychosocial (biological-psychological-social) phenomenon.
  • In the transactional business of medicine, we are missing out on the relational aspect of medicine. These stories are reminders that patients need ACTIVE listeners as much as medical professionals need ENGAGED patients who are ACTIVE in their own care.
  • Once the medical system takes the time to truly listen to patients' stories without judgment, it will come to more fully understand and appreciate the struggle of those in pain and also be pleasantly surprised that their patients will finally feel heard and willing to be more active in the process of healing in multiple areas of their lives.

Your Pain Story is Uniquely Yours

Share Your Story — Receive a Free Bracelet

You will be inspired or inspiring to others!

By sharing your uplifting story of how you overcame obstacles and decreased or eliminated your pain, you can help others understand the little and big things that we do that can help pain.

A PAIN OUT LOUD – HEAR MY STORY bracelet will be given to those who have their story accepted and posted in this community.

Become part of a community to help create awareness, education, hope, and events for all who suffer from pain.

Prior to submitting your story, please review the Pain Challenger Story Guidelines.

Pain Story Submission Guidelines PDF

Sharing is Caring!

There are other individuals and organizations dedicated to helping those in pain:

Outside PAIN Resources

Human (Pain Version)

Cover Song Lyrics written by Dr. Cady for those with pain

 

I Am Ready to Join PAIN OUT LOUD!

I want to be a BASIC Free Member I want to be a PRO Member

 

PAINDEMIC Revisited Training 

Training from the 3-Day Live Event

is Now Available!

Watch Trailer
~ Silence the PAINDEMIC with your PAIN OUT LOUD ~