Ask Us Questions
Each week we choose one new Ask Us question and post the answer. Feel free to browse through our past questions and answers below to see if yours is already there.
- My husband and I don't always agree on how to respond to my daughter's pain (one may be too soft, the other may be too hard) and it's stressful. How important is it for both parents to be on the same page and what are some things that could help us to get there?
- I have trouble falling and staying asleep. What can I do?
- Sometimes I’ll have good weekends when I can do a lot and the pain seems better. But, then afterwards, my pain is worse because I was so active. I thought that to make the pain better I needed to be active, but when I’m active I feel worse! What should I do?
- Why do I feel worse after taking a nap?
- I have a 10 year old with chronic back pain. She is too young for surgery and the pain is daily, whether she is active or not. Have you dealt with this type of condition before and what exercises would you recommend or not recommend. Also, wondering how to help her not feel so defeated/upset/alone when her friends have no idea what she is going through.
- Hi! My son and I attended the comfort ability program this past Sunday. It was awesome and we received lots of helpful tips and advice. The adult speaker explained how it’s important to stay on a consistent schedule with school and that we should expect him to do the same amount of school each day for a week and slowly increase it. I’m curious why he shouldn’t put in a full day or longer time at school if he’s feeling up to it on a particular day?
- In addition to chronic pain, my 17-year-old son struggles with depression and fatigue. He is functioning better and better after the Comfort Ability workshop and working with a psychologist, but he still often misses 1st period class, spends too much time in bed, and he is very unmotivated for anything. Do you have any suggestions?
- It’s hard to focus in school when my pain flares. However, I am in a challenging program and don’t have time to take a break. How do I pace myself?
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