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By using this site, Pain and Simple Steps, you consent to the following disclaimer, terms and conditions, and privacy policy. 

The site does not provide professional, medical, or legal advice.  Articles are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or provide medical recommendations to individuals or groups. Using this site does not create a professional-patient relationship between you and the author. You should not rely on anything contained in this site.  Please seek medical advice from your health care provider regarding your specific needs. 

We can’t give individual medical advice (see above) so please don’t ask. 

Articles contain the opinions, thoughts, and commentaries as expressed by the author. 

Comments posted to the site are the sole responsibility of the poster. This site is not responsible nor liable for poster’s comments.

Authors disclose conflicts of interest, if any in a post.

Authors cannot guarantee the information on links to other sites not controlled by us. 

The information is provided “as is” with no warranties.

The author may update old posts and is not bound to state all corrections made.

The author makes every attempt to publish valid content from accurate sources. 

The author is human and therefore makes mistakes.  If you find any, please advise and an effort will be made to correct them. 

Spam is not tolerated- no way, no how.



This site is intended to be a warm, fuzzy, safe place to be.  Use common sense, or if you don’t have any, mind your manners like your mamma told you. Come to think of it, this is a public site and your mamma may be watching.   Play nice and no one gets booted off.  By commenting on pain and simple steps, you agree to:

  • Not use vulgar, obscene language.  Medical terms such as those used on a TV news program are fine. 
  • Not threaten or harass anyone
  • Not be judgmental or degrading
  • Not post content that you do not own
  • Not lie
  • Not libel or violate the privacy of anyone
  • Keep comments related to the topic
  • Be responsible for your posted comments
  • Feel free to share your ideas and experiences as long as they don’t violate any of the “Not” sections above. 

This site reserves the right to delete or edit for clarity any comments for any reason. We make every attempt to moderate posts and stop problems before they start, but we are not perfect.   If you notice a comment that is offensive, please email


We collect information voluntarily provided from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, submit comments, respond to a survey, or fill out a form.  You may be asked to submit your name, e-mail address, mailing address, web address, or other identifying information.  You may also choose to visit the site anonymously. 

Information collected may be used to improve visitor or customer service.  It may also be used to send periodic emails if signing up to our email list (you must “opt in” by responding to and e-mail message sent after you have requested being on this list)  You will receive periodic e-mails  that may include our newsletter or information on events or activities related to general health, chronic pain, or women’s health.

We do not sell, trade, or give your personal information to outside parties.  We are not responsible for any information you provide once outside of our site (such as outside links) which are subject to those site’s own policies.  

Keep in mind this is a public site and any information disclosed in the comments or public areas of the site are visible and may be viewed and collected by anyone.  Use caution when posting personal information.  We won’t mind at all if you post anonymously. 

We do not intentionally gather personal information about users who are under the age of 13. 

This disclaimer including terms of use, comment policy, and privacy policy may be updated at any time without notice.  


This policy was last modified on January 23, 2011