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An Answer to Chronic Pain Through Community

Read time: 7 minutes Kylee Swensrud doesn’t want to talk about the bad stuff. About how the chronic back pain she’s been living with for the past few years caused emotional distress and drove a wedge between her parents, or the weight it placed on her older sister over concern [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Learning a New Way to Live, With Pain

Look at Carl White today and you see a busy, content family man. A husband and father of two, Carl recently completed his bachelor's degree and now is pursuing a master's in social work. When he's not in school or studying, you'll likely find him either at his job as [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Untangling a complex medical challenge

Amy Supergan has battled a host of difficult and painful disorders. Now she's found a way back to enjoying her life and her family. In the summer of 2013, Amy Supergan took a trip to Italy. That may not sound extraordinary, but there was a time when being able to [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Rehab Program Helps Texas Teen Learn to Manage Chronic Pain

Austin Horton’s adolescence was dominated by pain. More than a dozen specialists — among them an orthopedist, rheumatologist, pain doctor, psychiatrist and acupuncturist — couldn’t offer much relief or even a definitive reason for the pain. Relief finally came from the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. [...]

Created by Stacy Theobald