Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pain Management Inequality: Sandy Rozelman, Author Of 'Chronic Pain Doesn't Have To Hurt', Issues Statement

A recent Boston Globe article described the inequality of modern pain management strategies that appear to be biased, based on race, gender and income level. Rozelman believes the real issue has not been addressed

A recent article by Ruth Graham in the Boston Globe presented the controversial idea that pain management strategies may be biased, with gender, race and income levels playing a role in the strategies employed by some health professionals, based on how a particular segment of the population experiences pain. Sandy Rozelman, wellness coach and author of the soon to be released 'Chronic Pain Doesn't Have To Hurt: Shift Your Perception Of Pain', believes there is more to the story than the idea that pain is experienced differently by groups of people.

"Pain is in the mind," Rozelman stated, "but we're so used to thinking it's in the body.  I believe that it’s not a matter of black/white rich/poor experiencing pain differently but more about people in general perceiving pain differently.  If we fear pain, then our perception of pain will be more severe than it would be for a person who has no anxiety regarding pain. For example, if while growing up a child experiences a parent living with and complaining about chronic pain, then that child will expect that pain is something to fear or be anxious about and may be more likely than not to have a similar experience as they get older.  If we grew up in a home with disease and pain, then the tendency will be to think that that is going to be the way of their own lives."

Today there are huge numbers of books, magazine articles and Internet sites focused on pain management, diet and nutrition, exercise, and changing one's lifestyle. Rozelman has put together a book incorporating all of these topics as they relate to chronic pain and self-healing. As a person who had to endure chronic pain for many years, Sandy researched methods to empower herself and compiled them into one book. 'Chronic Pain Doesn’t Have To Hurt' guides readers down a gentle path of self-healing. Sandy offers easy to use suggestions in an easy to understand format.

"Pain may not always be fixable," Rozelman concluded, "but it almost always can be managed.  By shifting the way one perceives their pain it will allow pain a chance to fix itself. People living with chronic pain need to be taught how to tap into their own power to manage their pain rather than just taking pain medications."

Sandy Rozelman is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at poweroverpain123@aol.com. 'Chronic Pain Doesn't Have To Hurt: Shift Your Perception Of Pain' is due to be released later this year. More information is available at Rozelman's website at http://www.BreakingTheCycleOfPain.com.

About Sandy Rozelman:

After living with chronic pain for many years and finally being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Sandy Rozelman began a journey that brought her to where she is today: a Wellness Coach for others who live with pain.

Her mission is to empower clients and readers to take charge of their pain and to teach methods to help them learn that they can control their pain.

She is affiliated with the American Chronic Pain Association and has facilitated a Support Group for 3 years helping others manage their pain. She has been published in the ACPA Chronicle and in the Pain Action Newsletter online. She has been a guest speaker at Senior Centers and Nursing Homes and was interviewed on Internet Radio with Dr. Alan Simberg, WQOL 106.5 FM, Shalom America and The Authors Show.

'Chronic Pain Doesn’t Have To Hurt, Shift Your Perception of Pain' is a self-healing guide detailing her personal experiences living with Chronic Pain. Humor has been a huge part of her healing and she has published 4 books in a series called 'You’re Gonna Laugh' that includes: 'Who Said Jews Aren’t Funny?', 'Politics Is A Joke' and 'You’re Gonna Laugh Your Tail Off'.  Little did she know that her fascination with humor would heal her years later.


Sandy Rozelman