Chronic Pain Conundrums
Chronic Pain Conundrums
Conundrum - (n.) a confusing and difficult problem

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Welcome to Chronic Pain Conundrums

A place where you, and I, can together face those monsters that creep in, hiding in chronic pain's shadow.

When the pain first started, you wanted it to go away. But it didn't. When the doctors poked and prodded you, ran test after test, and plied you with a suitcase's worth of prescriptions, you wanted to hide and not come out. But you didn't. When the doctors gave up and said that there was no cure, nothing to be done, you wanted nothing more than to return to your old life. But you couldn't. 

Chronic pain isn't simple. It isn't pretty. And with it comes a host of other problems no one ever warned you about, ranging from social isolation to post-traumatic stress disorder to battling guilt, depression, and anxiety. Chronic Pain Conundrums is a place where you can find help. I cannot take the pain away from you, but I can help you manage the pain and battle the other monsters that come with it.


Some of the Conundrums that Chronic Pain sufferers face: 

  • Agoraphobia (fear of leaving the home)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief (from loss of former life)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Physical Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Shame & Guilt
  • Social Isolation
  • Suicidal Thoughts

I offer counseling in Tennessee for people suffering from Chronic Pain, with online sessions available for those in other states.

It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority.
— Mandy Hale

About Me

Chronic pain can define your life and everything you do with it. Meg Hrivnak was 12 years old when her chronic pain started. It has shaped her life in ways no one could have foreseen, ultimately leading her down the path of psychology and counseling. She graduated 2014 from East Tennessee State University with a Master in Arts degree in Counseling. She is now working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Tennessee.