This is the hashtag to look out for! Please share and let’s get the wheels turning
Less than a week to go until the Brighton Marathon 2019 for CRPS UK and UP. It is going quickly!
This week is just easy movement: simple, short, easy runs, lots of ‘motion is lotion’ (a phrase I use with people day in, day out), fuelling and other relaxing things.
Each day until the marathon on Sunday, I will share a Pain Point. After all, UP is all about raising the awareness of the massive problem of pain and delivering the right messages based on what we really know about pain to society. The way we deal with pain, especially chronic pain, must be revised in line with new knowledge. At the moment, the bulk of the understanding remains in theory — in academic and research circles. We need this to be ‘out there’, with the people.
‘The people’ includes everyone. Those millions and millions of sufferers and those providing care. The basic problem is the misunderstanding of pain, which results in the wrong messages and treatments and the poor outcomes that we see. The numbers are not improving in our society that we can argue is a suffering society, with chronic pain being a major symptom. More on this later.
So, what can you do? Share these blogs and messages within your circle of friends and colleagues and let’s drive this forwards. We can reduce suffering in society but we must do it together, ‘bottom up’. People demanding that they are give the right information about pain and what they CAN do to move forward with their lives.
You can support our work here >> Richmond’s sponsorship page for the Brighton Marathon: click here
Come along to the free Understand Pain Talk on May 22nd >> tickets here
And the fun quiz on the evening of May 22nd in Surbiton at Wags N Tales >> tickets here
Thanks for your support and helping to build a better society by easing pain and suffering!