A Foot in a Pinch was the Start of Emma’s (20) Pain Hell

September 10, 2021

In October 2018, 17-year-old Emma Elise Nilsen Reiakvam got her ankle pinched in a door. Little did she know that this innocent incident would be the start of a life of enormous pain.

Teen’s Plea for Stateside Treatment Funding as Condition Feels Like ‘literally being burned alive’

September 9, 2021

A Beds-based teen is appealing for public donations to help fund life-changing treatment in the USA for his chronic pain disease – which is the most excruciating condition human beings can experience.

The Other Side of Pain: From Death to Life for Bria Block

July 28, 2021

David and Bria Block’s wedding pictures show the couple beautifully attired and in love, not unlike many other couples. Bria’s Instagram account showcases her talent in art. But for the past 19 years, Bria Danae (Eide) Block has been living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), considered quite painful.

The Spero Clinic Announces New and Improved Introductory Patient Program

April 23, 2021

The Spero Clinic is proud to announce a new onboarding session for patients interested in exploring their options for resolving their chronic pain. The Introductory Patient Program will guide patients on the start of their healing journey towards uncovering and addressing health concerns that might be holding them back.

Dr. Katinka van der Merw‪e‬ Featured on the Amberly Lago Podcast

March 30, 2021

Dr. K shares her outside-the-box approach to treating CRPS, the miracles she is performing for patients with chronic pain, and the hope she is spreading within the CRPS community. Visit www.amberlylago.com/034 for the full show notes.

Lynden Woman Gets Relief From Rare Condition

March 22, 2021

Bria Eide Block has been suffering for 18 years from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a rare disorder of the sympathetic nervous system. “Her objective thus far has been to continually progress with the level of stimulation on the machine during her physical therapy. Her family is trying to raise another $15,000 through GoFundMe to pay for Bria’s treatment and the living expenses.

Heather Sets Eyes on Ringing the Bell of No Pain

March 11, 2021

For the first time in three years, Gqeberha teen Heather Botha can put her feet in water without screaming out in pain.
Her road to any sort of a normal life has been miraculous as she receives treatment at the Spero Clinic in the US for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare condition characterised by a continuous and spontaneous regional pain…

Life with a Rare Disease

March 2, 2021

Carte Blanche meets three remarkable youngsters who have lived with the most unusual diseases for which treatments are largely experimental or unknown. It’s a lonely road that has changed their outlook on life. As the world marks Rare Disease Day on 28 February, we spend a day with otherwise regular 16-year-olds with dreams to impact the world but who have spent their short lives undergoing hundreds of tests and procedures as their families and doctors grapple with the mystifying medical conditions they’re living with.

B.C. resident, RCMP veteran struggling with ‘suicide disease’

January 17, 2021

VANCOUVER — For as long as Ashley Anderson can remember, she has wanted to be a police officer. When she was a little girl, she would sing along to “Bad Boys” every time the Crime Stoppers ad would come on TV.

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