Pain At School: Finding A Path Forward

In this episode, our lived experience pain experts share invaluable information about their experiences navigating school, academic demands, and chronic pain.

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In this episode of the Chronic Pain Like You’ve Never Heard it Before podcast series, Sophia (age 18), Bridget (age 16), and Brooke (age 23) come together to talk about their experiences navigating school, academic demands, and chronic pain. They share tips and tricks from their own experiences, talk about setting realistic expectations, and find common ground in realizing that a small step back was part of everyone’s path forward.

This episode is part of an incredible podcast series produced by the Comfort Ability Program Peer Advisory Board. In this series, you get to know some teens and young adults who have bounced back from chronic pain. Has it been easy for them? Definitely not. Have they learned a lot through their journey? For sure. This podcast includes practical tips and skills for managing pediatric pain, but also a big dose of hope and encouragement for those who are struggling. The Peer Advisory Board made this podcast because this is all the stuff they wished they knew when they were first diagnosed with chronic pain. Tune in to hear them bust myths about pain, explain how they got through school, talk honestly about how they managed pain on the daily, swap coping stories, and find strength in themselves and each other. Produced by the Comfort Ability Program, Boston Children’s Hospital.

Who is this for?

Young adults with chronic pain, their parents and healthcare providers.