Chronic Pain is too often a part of my clients’ lives: fibromyalgia, migraines, plantar fasciitis, spinal degeneration and accident survivorship are only a few of the conditions which sometimes limit them. Organizers widely recognize that chronic pain can significantly interfere with our clients’ efforts to get and stay organized. If you can’t move because you’re in pain, you’re not going to put something away. If you can’t focus your thoughts because you’ve got a headache, you’re not going to remember where you put your wallet as you’re coming in from work or getting the kids from school. If you’re always in pain, you’re not going to be motivated to enjoy yourself in any activity, for any effort. Equally distressing, chronic pain is not well-understood, not always recognized by health care practitioners and treatments are not always accessible.
The American Chronic Pain Association provides international support for those suffering from chronic pain, and resources for people providing treatment.