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  • Lupus Education Conference on April 11, 2015

    Are you interested in learning more about Lupus?  On Saturday, April 11th, there will be an informative conference at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. It is being put on by the Heartland Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America.  If you...

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  • March 17, 2015: Change Your Brain, Change your Pain

    Ann Karasek, Director of Physical Therapy for The Lemons Center, will be presenting to the Scleroderma Foundation Kansas City Area Support Group. Ann will help you understand how and why you feel pain. Understanding the mechanisms of pain can reduce...

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  • March 1, 2015: “Change Your Brain, Change your Pain”

    Ann Karasek, Director of Physical Therapy for The Lemons Center, will be presenting to the Interstitial Cystitis Support Group of Kansas City. Ann will help you understand how and why you feel pain. Understanding the mechanisms of pain can reduce pain,...

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  • The Brain and Chronic Pain

    The following article, written by By Ann Karasek MHS/PT and Dr. Jim Lemons Ed.D, appeared in the January-March issue of Fibromyalgia Solutions, the magazine of the Fibromyalgia Coalition International. The Brain and Chronic Pain If you are reading...

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  • Pain Science in 4 Minutes

    So much is being written about Pain Science. To that end, we bring you this short, entertaining look at this topic. Hank Green, a YouTube regular who explains science topics in an interesting, unique and energetic way, has put together this quick (under...

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  • February 15, 2015: “Change Your Brain, Change your Pain”

    Ann Karasek, Director of Physical Therapy for The Lemons Center, will be presenting to the Facial Pain Association. Ann will help you understand how and why you feel pain. Understanding the mechanisms of pain can reduce pain, disability and improve...

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  • Worried About Chronic Pain?

    Are you feeling worried or fearful about your chronic pain, or about the pain of a loved one? You are not alone. Everyone who experiences chronic pain (and their loved ones) also go through times when they are fearful or worried, especially about how...

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  • Support for Chronic Pain

    Do you suffer from chronic pain? If so, you are not alone. More than 100 million people in the United States experience chronic pain. Chronic pain is typically defined as pain that lasts for 6 months or longer. Your pain might be from a known or unknown...

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  • Traveling with Chronic Pain

     With holiday season approaching, many people experiencing chronic pain feel overwhelmed with the thought of leaving home to spend time with loved ones-either across town, or across the country. As anyone with chronic pain can tell you, it takes effort...

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  • Managing Pain: Like A Car with Four Flat Tires

    Managing pain can be like managing a car with four flat tires. At the Lemons Center, we frequently compare the body to a literal automobile. Most people take good care of their car because they need it and depend upon it. It is also important to take...

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  • Adriaan Louw: Why Do I Hurt?

    This is a quick reminder that Adriaan Louw will be in Kansas City tomorrow, November 18th! Whether you are a current client, a graduate of one of our Lemons Center programs, or are someone interested in getting a flavor of one of the philosophies upon...

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  • Understanding Chronic Pain: Brainman

    Chronic pain can be so confusing, frustrating, and downright painful! Even after you have tried all the therapies prescribed, given your body time to heal, and been through numerous medical tests that show "negative results ," it may feel like there...

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  • Chronic Pain & Laughter

    Chronic pain is nothing to laugh about; often people with chronic pain don't feel like laughing. Laughter, however, is an important tool that can make a positive difference by helping you to manage your chronic pain.   "Laughter is an involuntary...

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  • October 23, 2014: “Change Your Brain, Change Your Pain”

    Ann Karasek, Director of Physical Therapy for The Lemons Center, will be presenting to the Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City Support Group. Ann will help you understand how and why you feel pain. Understanding the mechanisms of pain can reduce...

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  • Adriaan Louw in Kansas City 11/18/14

    In just one month, Adriaan Louw will be in Kansas City! He will be giving a presentation tilted “Why do I hurt?” A note from Ann Karasek, Lemons Center physical therapist: At the Lemons Center, we teach the best tools available to help our clients...

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  • Support Group Meeting

    Support groups have the ability to make a positive difference in the life of a person experiencing chronic pain.  For people who have not yet experienced the supportive impact of being surround by people who share their experience of chronic pain, this...

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  • Pain Matters: A Documentary

    At The Lemons Center, we understand what a tremendous comfort it is to know you are not alone in your chronic pain journey.  Providing the opportunity for support, understanding and connection is woven through all of the programs and services we provide. In...

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  • September is Pain Awareness Month

    Almost 35 percent of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Pain affects more Americans than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined; over 50 million people are partially or totally disabled by chronic pain. All of our clients at The Lemons Center...

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  • September 25, 2014: Chronic Pain Management

    Dr. Jim Lemons will present a free lecture: “Chronic Pain Management -- How And Why It Works” at Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. Chronic pain has doubled in the last 15 years. It now affects 1 out of 3 people and more people are affected...

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  • TLC Graduate Seminar

    Dr. Lemons makes sure every patient completing our Chronic Pain Behavioral Management Program understands that they are a “graduate” and are not considered “discharged.” This distinction is important. Among other things, being a “graduate”...

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  • October 4, 2014: “Change Your Brain, Change Your Pain”

    Ann Karasek, Director of Physical Therapy for The Lemons Center, will be presenting to the Eastern Jackson County Fibromyalgia Support Group at the Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit. With fibromyalgia, changes occur in not only...

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  • Chronic Pain & Activity

    At The Lemons Center, we understand that remaining physically active can be a challenge for many people experiencing chronic pain. It can be difficult to become motivated, and it may feel overwhelming to take that first step towards getting more exercise....

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  • Pain Bytes Website: Pain Management in Australia

    At The Lemons Center, our patients find that the behavioral pain management education and tools we teach make a very positive impact on their ability to improve life satisfaction and manage their chronic pain. Last week, we referenced the Pain Bytes website...

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  • Pain Bytes: Chronic Pain Website For Children

    Many people think of chronic pain as an adult issue, and are surprised to learn that children also suffer from chronic pain. The challenges and frustrations these children face are similar to those of our adult patients at the Lemons Center.   The Agency...

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  • The Mystery of Chronic Pain

    In our chronic pain management programs at The Lemons Center, we help our patients understand chronic pain (and how it differs from acute pain.) Many patients express frustration about how difficult it is to help their loved ones relate to the intensity...

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