Kelsey Crawford, PA-C is here to assure you that there are others out there sharing in your feelings when it comes to managing chronic pain.
Although chronic pain can sometimes feel isolating, this is a reminder that you are not alone. Many people live with this invisible illness. Here are some celebrities who have shared their experiences dealing with chronic pain in their day to day lives:
Morgan Freeman (Actor) – Fibromyalgia
- “I only get one life, and I will not let Fibromyalgia take the joy from living it.”
- “There is a point to changes like these. I have to move on to other things, to other conceptions of myself.”
Paula Abdul (Singer/Dancer) – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Paula Abdul was diagnosed with CRPS following a cheerleading accident at age 17.
- “My goal is always to work with my body, not against it so that it can function efficiently.”
Lady Gaga (Singer/Actress) – Fibromyalgia
- Lady Gaga has been very open when sharing her struggle with mental health and chronic pain. This is discussed in detail in her documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two.
- “People need to be more compassionate. Chronic pain is no joke.”
George Clooney (Actor) – Chronic Neck Pain
- George Clooney suffers from chronic neck pain as a result of hitting his head on the floor during a scene while filming Syriana.
- “It’s been a long recovery […] you can’t mourn for how you used to feel […] you have to come to terms with it.”
Dan Reynolds (Singer) – Ankylosing Spondylitis
- When discussing ankylosing spondylitis, he states “Even though we don’t have a cure, we have the ability for people to live a full healthy life with a very serious autoimmune disease.”
Jennifer Grey (Actress)- Chronic Neck Pain
- Jennifer Grey has suffered from chronic neck pain since a car accident in 1987.
- “Chronic pain can be very lonely. It can have a shame-based quality.”
Jackie Chan (Actor) – Chronic Pain
- Known for performing his own stunts in movies, Jackie Chan has had numerous injuries which have led to chronic pain in regions such as his wrists, knees, shoulders, neck and back.
- “Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.”
Can you relate? Our providers will discuss multiple treatment options for your chronic pain to help you overcome isolation and improve your quality of life. Give our office a call.
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