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 chronic pain, most often in isolation, and without the support and care they need to recover. 

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

understanding chronic pain

Chronic pain is defined as pain that becomes persistent, lasting 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 chronic pain.

Chronic 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 chronic 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. 

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

Linda Crawford, owner of Brave Chronic Pain Therapy, has personally benefited from these treatment approaches in her own journey of recovering from chronic pain. She now devotes her practice to treating chronic pain and is constantly seeking out the latest research and treatment methods.

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

life impact of chronic 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 chronic pain conditions

Back/neck/shoulder pain


Pelvic pain



CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome)

Autoimmune and connective tissue disorders