Here’s a guest post written by Katie S. Brown, media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Indiana, writing in the News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She shares how a cousin of hers found relief from pain by using prayer when post-surgery medications failed to provide relief.
DEALING WITH CHRONIC PAIN THROUGH PRAYER
by Katie S. Brown, The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Chronic pain costs the US billions with $72.5 billion in nonmedical prescription painkillers alone. And amid this dry, clinical statistic are millions of individuals who suffer daily and for whom there is perhaps some mitigation but no hope of an actual end to the pain. After an injury or an illness, pain can go on for months or years and, even if not constant, it can interfere with daily life at all levels. See http://tinyurl.com/m36c5cs.
Living with chronic pain follows the domino factor – one thing leads to another. It can keep you from exercising and eating properly, which leads to obesity and depression. Suffering from pain keeps you home alone, instead of mixing with friends and family who could provide a support system of love. In general pain acts as an isolator.