Chronic pain is a disease process that self-perpetuates and potentially affects every aspect of a person’s life. The purpose of this book is to introduce readers to the idea of taking matters into their own hands. General health and well-being are a lifestyle that cannot be prescribed by a physician. It is up to the individual to design days of effective action that revolve around a positive mindset and self-care.Herein, you will find the basic science behind a “pain-friendly” lifestyle as well as ideas and resources for practical application. The most important message that this book can convey is that people living with chronic pain are not alone. In the search for a higher quality of life, we are all the same — and those living with chronic pain have an opportunity to be as inspirational and uplifting as their support systems should be to them.