Leslie Funk


Chronic Pain affects over 116 million Americans and an estimated 20% of people worldwide. The medical profession is not sure how to treat with chronic pain and illness that are incurable, much less how to effectively relieve the pain and suffering of patients. Specific treatments for different chronic pain conditions work for some cases, yet there are a percentage of patients that do not experience a reduction in pain. Additionally many different side effects may render medications or treatments not suitable for some patients. How will this group of patients find relief from their chronic pain? Some patients are prescribed opiates to be used long term, which is a hot debate topic these days among doctors. In the United States, prescription painkillers are increasingly responsible for addiction and now death caused by overdose in illegal users. When medications meant for prescription use only become available for illegal use and sold as street drugs, state and federal lawmakers begin to make them more difficult to obtain. Many hospitals and large medical organizations are taking the position that opiates and benzodiazepines are not effective when used long term for chronic pain. Some research has demonstrated that opiates are most effective for acute pain, not chronic pain. Yet for chronic pain patients they may not have another option that provides adequate pain relief.  Chronic pain patients report that when they ask doctors for refills on pain medication prescriptions or for an increased dosage to control their pain they are treated as if they are addicts. Patients also have found that doctors are recommending they discontinue long-term use of prescription pain meds, yet no alternative methods of coping with chronic pain are offered. It is time for chronic pain sufferers to be treated well by the medical field. We need medical professionals to believe us when we describe the pain with are living with each day. Doctors need more education and skill development to listen, diagnose and provide help for their patients that are in pain chronically.  This process will take time, more time than we chronic pain patients have to give. Right now we must help each other, as fellow sufferers with chronic pain and chronic illness. In the past two years I have learned many skills and practices that have helped me and I am here to share them with you. My pain is drastically reduced and I experience pain free days quite often. When I do have a pain flare, I feel that I have a box full of tools I can readily utilize to help me through the most severe pain and lessen the duration of the flare. Please explore my website for new ways to work with your chronic pain on a daily basis and how to decrease your own suffering from pain flares. If you need help, I am here for you. Please go directly to my contact page, and send me an email with your questions.

I know that what you really need and desire. What all of us need, desire and pray for is a cure for our chronic pain syndrome, disease or illness. It is wonderful to advocate for a cure, to fund raise and awareness raise as much as possible so that the world knows how important it is to fund research. I know how discouraging it can be to feel that your efforts are futile and that you are in so much pain that you may not make it to the day a cure is found. But while you work and pray for a cure, I am asking you to take a small step, to relieve even a tiny bit of your pain now. Ask yourself, "what can I do right now that will give me a break from the pain?" I know it is hard, and you may not have an answer for yourself. Let me give you a couple of options, a few quick tools to try out.      








The book is coming!

Leslie is hard at work

to complete the book!















Available January 2015!















Relief From

Chronic Pain:

Learn new ways to

reduce your pain

and

increase the joy

in your life!


by Leslie Funk


Leslie Funk


Education & Experience


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