Nowadays there are blogs for every topic imaginable, and every time we turn around, we run into another blogger, right? But there’s a reason why blogs are so popular. They make it easy to share knowledge and ideas. And when it comes to chronic pain, sometimes we’re desperate to learn more about our condition and know that there are other people out there who understand what we’re going through.
It’s more important than ever to weed out the not-so-great blogs so you know that the information you’re getting is accurate and timely. We’ve done the work for you! We’ve compiled a list of the 150 best blogs about chronic pain on the internet today so you don’t have to spend your time searching for them. Read on to find out more about each of our favorites.
Our List of 10 Best Chronic Pain Management Blogs for 2021
Written by Sheryl Chan, a woman who struggles with multiple health issues, including lupus and blood clots. This blog is personal and supportive. Founded in 2015 and with over 37,000 readers, A Chronic Voice provides chronic pain management resources and recommendations. Recent articles explore medical gaslighting, how people with chronic conditions have been impacted by the Covid-19 vaccine, and how helpful (or not) certain health apps are for folks with chronic pain.
IIf you’re unfamiliar with the reference to spoons, make sure to read this article by Christine Miserandino. She uses spoons as an analogy to explain to her college friend what it’s like to live with a chronic illness or disability. The blog Spooniehacker was started by Aly Fixter, a journalist who lives with multiple chronic health conditions. An inclusive platform that features articles written by ill and disabled writers, it covers news, relationships, art, app reviews, chronic pain “hacks,” and more. It also publishes interesting opinion pieces on various chronic pain topics.
This blog was started in 2011 by Shelly, a mother of two children from Texas who lives with fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Epstein Barr. Chronic Mom is informative, empathetic, and even funny at times. Recent posts include “How chronic pain is brushed away by toxic positivity” and “How the Ugly Laws were designed to keep disabled people out of sight.” Frequently tackling intriguing and unique perspectives, Chronic Mom is potentially one of the best chronic pain blogs out there.
The author of Despite Pain, Liz, struggles with numerous chronic health conditions that include scoliosis, trigeminal neuralgia, coeliac disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and Reynauld’s syndrome. Liz started blogging in 2010. Her blog was general in nature but often included posts about chronic pain. Over time she realized that her chronic pain posts in particular were resonating with others. That inspired her to start her blog, Despite Pain. Beyond providing a glimpse into what it’s like to live with these various chronic conditions, her writings are infused with positivity and coping skills that she hopes will help her readers.
Authored by Stacey Chapman, Fighting With Fibro is a blog that focuses on all the ways fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and migraines impact the lives of the people who live with these conditions. Despite being diagnosed with multiple conditions during her life, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, and Raynaud’s syndrome, Chapman’s posts are hopeful, positive, humorous, and filled with gratitude. She tackles a variety of topics, including how to manage nausea caused by fibromyalgia and CFS, tips to handle brain fog, how fibromyalgia affects speech, and more.
Of all the pain management blogs out there, Through the Fibro Fog really places a strongn emphasis on providing useful and relevant tips and tricks that people with chronic illness can use to make their lives better. Founded and written by Claire, a woman in her thirties who struggles with the symptoms of Reynaud’s syndrome and vestibular migraines, among several other diagnosed health issues, Through the Fibro Fog offers practical lifestyle advice to those who experience chronic pain on the topics of exercise, diet, and stress management. She also frequently posts recipes and seasonally relevant articles (like, for example, “How to cope with sensory overload during the holidays”).
Chronic pain influencer, Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana, authors the blog Lupus Chick but also speaks publicly about autoimmune disorders like lupus. Zeppieri-Caruana started her blog back in 2008 after enduring a significant amount of chronic illness and trauma, including strokes, PTSD, a brain injury, heart complications, a pulmonary embolism, chemo, being diagnosed with lupus, and more. The Lupus Chick blog, which is written in part by other contributors as well, covers numerous categories like autoimmune disorders, beauty and style, body and mind, education, careers, devotionals, food, entertainment, interviews, products and tools, and relationships. There’s something for everyone!
Unlike some of the other chronic pain patient blogs included ion this list, this one is written by an established and well-educated pain management expert. Board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology, Dr. Lynn Webster lectures about the prevention of opioid abuse and has written over 300 books, journal articles, and more. The Dr. Lynn Webster blog explores topics like legislation, addiction, the opioid epidemic, and CDC guidelines about chronic pain.
Dr. Thomas Cohn, an interventional pain doctor who works and resides in Minnesota, blogs to teach people about the different pain management options that are available to them. Some of his recent articles have explored racial and gender inequality in medicine, how to mentally overcome pain, and connections between chronic pain and dementia, strokes, and Alzheimer’s. His website also includes links to information on various pain conditions and additional resources.
Written by Tanya, a woman who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her twenties, Mom’s Small Victories is an attempt by the author to highlight the things that make her – and her readers – happy. Her articles offer planning and productivity hacks, blogging tips, recipes, and discussions about books. Uplifting and optimistic, this blog will, in her words, help you to “overcome your biggest obstacles and achieve your dream life,” even while living with chronic pain.
A Final Word From Lin
There are a lot of different pain relief blogs scattered across the internet. The purpose of the top 10 chronic pain management blogs list for 2021 is to make it easier for you to find the ones that will be most helpful to you during your pain journey. We encourage you to find a blog or two that speak to you. This can alleviate any feelings of isolation or loneliness, in addition to providing a wealth of knowledge and tips about the condition you live with every day. For even more support, contact Lin today, and we will pair you with a caring health coach who will work with you to implement a personalized care plan that will help you to start releiving lessen your pain.