Christopher Greulich Illinois Ambassador Power of Pain Foundation
Editor for the Patient Awareness Blog ‘www.PatientAwareness.org’
PatientAwareness.org is an informational blog dedicated to sharing treatment strategies, providing therapy tips, and spreading inspiration. It is an advocacy campaign to help all of us who suffer, as well as anyone out there who might want to understand the struggles of a loved one or friend. Many battling chronic pain feel alone, as though no one out there can relate or understand their fight. We will attempt to change that mindset.
Christopher Greulich, 26, is a young man dedicated to helping those who suffer from chronic pain and changing the way that pain conditions are viewed and handled in the medical community. A chronic pain sufferer himself, Chris battles Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) with associated dystonia, non-healing wounds, muscle wasting, and osteoporosis. He also is a long-time fighter of spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and related osteoarthritis. Chris advocates for those battling debilitating and painful physical/neurological conditions coming a perspective of one who can truly understand the physical, mental, and emotional challenges that these situations present.
Though currently unable to participate in athletics due to the effects of severe CRPS, Chris is a lover of sports and physical exercise. He has been involved in athletics for most of his life, both as a participant and a fan, and looks forward to the day that he might regain the physical ability to participate in some capacity again.
A graduate of Illinois State University, Chris earned degrees for studies in Biology and Chemistry as a pre-medical student. He spent two years participating in grant-funded genetic research with the use of Drosophila Melanogaster, and worked in a general surgery clinic in Central Illinois. Having struggled mightily with chronic pain throughout his time in college, Chris chose to stray from the MD path and currently spends time learning all he can about CRPS and other chronic pain conditions. He is dedicated using the knowledge amassed by his research, personal experience, and ongoing battles with chronic pain to aid and advocate for fellow CP sufferers, or as he calls them, ‘Warriors.’
Contact Chris on twitter @CRPSadvocate, or Chris@powerofpain.org, or CRPSadvocate@gmail.com, and ‘like’ his CRPSadvocate Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/CRPSadvocate
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