Living or working all alone with chronic neck or back pain is no fun, to be sure. Here are a few management resources that may help ease the edge: The Daily Spine: Coping with Chronic Pain All Alone. In this short article, you'll find what pearls of wisdom - as well as share your own - readers of the Back and Neck Pain site have to offer.
Living and/or working alone comes with its own perils. For example, are your thoughts or emotional reactions regarding your pain or condition running away with you? If so, it may be because you are you missing valuable opportunity for feedback provided by having someone who understands you and knows about your spinal issue.
In this case, cognitive therapy may help. The crux of cognitive methods are about checking reactive thoughts and feelings against reality, and coming with an action plan for managing triggers. Cognitive therapy has a pretty good reputation among pain patients.