Chronic Pain News
Amid pain awareness month, reflections on the medicalisation of disability and the constant search for 'cures'
Year after year, we see a lot of money being pumped into the medical system to look for cures for various disabling conditions and lived experiences — much more money than what is being used to build a more accessible world.
The value of 'crip time': Discarding notions of productivity and guilt, to listen to the rhythms of our bodies
Time as a concept is something I felt deeply conflicted about. Was I wasting time by staying in bed for so many hours? Discovering and reading more about ‘crip time’ has helped me navigate this grief a bit better | Srinidhi Raghavan writes in her column, 'Bodies Minds'
World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Why 'acceptance' must be prioritised over initiatives like 'light it up blue'
World over, autistic people have challenged the normative idea of “lighting it up blue” with its harmful connotations, and sought a shift from ‘awareness’ to ‘acceptance’, celebrating April as #AutismAcceptanceMonth.
'Faking well': Notes on navigating spaces, gatekeeping people with disabilities, and asking for help
Disabled people come in all shapes and sizes. Some of our disabilities are visible, some invisible. Some don’t deteriorate. Others fluctuate. Many disabilities — like psycho-social disabilities, chronic pain and fatigue — are increasingly being discussed in India. Still, I’ve learnt that asking for accommodations is among the hardest things to do, writes Srinidhi Raghavan
The emotional aspects of chronic pain
People suffering from depression and anxiety tend to experience a much higher intensity of pain than happy people.
Playing a VR game while drawing blood may significantly reduce perception of pain
Offering children to play a Virtual Reality (VR) game while drawing blood can reduce their perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress.