With our February 2021 Share Your Story, we launch a series that will focus on trauma being a driver for persistent pain. Woman In Pain Maria Socolof's neck surgery was clinically successful, but soon life-upending pain radiated in her neck and upper back. After many fruitless attempts to mitigate the pain, Maria started to question her barrier to healing. Finally, myofacial release therapy helped unlock her body's secret, leading to understanding that unresolved trauma was the key.
Check out For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint's latest post on the Pain News Network. With "Finding Grace in Family-Induced Pain and Trauma", Cynthia digs deep into her past to connect the why's and how's of her chronic illnesses, including high-impact pain and cancer. She shares that the cause of her illness stems from the harm of Generational Trauma and, indeed, it is the cause "of every ounce of my misfortune." Toussaint's post was picked up by News Break, a leading news aggregator with a 20 million person readership. The trauma-illness link is getting out there!
As part of our 2021 campaign to highlight the connection between high-impact chronic pain and trauma (generational, early childhood and adult on-set), For Grace is seeking real-life stories from women and men in pain who have experienced this dynamic. If you have a story to share , please submit (400 words or less) with a photo so we can feature it as a Story of the Month. Thank you in advance for helping us bring to light this critical and under-appreciated connection!