Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. -Marie Curie

One in four people suffer with Persistent pain, most often in isolation, and without the support and care they need to recover.

One in four people suffer with Persistent pain, most often in isolation, and without the support and care they need to recover.

Understanding Persistent/Chronic Pain

Persistent/chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts beyond normal tissue healing times of 3-6 months.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 25%, of the population, or 1 in 4 people, suffer with persistent pain.

Persistent pain has been identified by the WHO as the most burdensome (financially, psychologically, and socially) health condition in the world.

The latest research has discovered that persistent pain is influenced by a number of bio-psycho-social factors in each individual. Effective pain rehabilitation programs must include interventions that address the role of the brain and nervous system, the physical factors, and the psychological and social factors that contribute to ongoing pain. 

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We are in an exciting time of research and development in effective treatments for persistent pain that move beyond traditional pain "management" programs into the realm of true pain rehabilitation programs.

Linda Crawford, owner of Brave Pain Therapy, has personally benefited from these treatment approaches in her own journey of recovering from persistent pain. She now devotes her practice to helping people in pain to discover ways to restore their bodies, rebuild their lives and renew their joy.

Linda is also an innovative leader in the treatment of pain as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, and the only practitioner integrating Brené Brown's work into her unique Living Brave  pain recovery program. 

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Life Impact of Persistent Pain

  • Decreased self-worth

  • Decreased positive expectations for the future

  • Increased despair

  • Strained or broken relationships with family and friends

  • Loss of meaningful work

  • Personal vocational and financial losses

  • Loss of independence

  • Disorganization of the person's "being in the world"

Most individuals with chronic pain are unable or less able to:

  • Exercise

  • Sleep

  • Perform Activities of Daily Living

  • Engage in Social Activities

  • Drive/Walk

  • Have Sexual Relations

Common Pain Conditions

Back/neck/shoulder pain


Pelvic pain




CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome)

Autoimmune and connective tissue disorders