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The “don’t do’s” for dealing with chronic pain

It is no secret that dealing with chronic pain takes up majority of sufferer’s daily agenda. Whether it is trying to find new ways to rid the pain forever, or ways to temporarily relieve it, it is a constant struggle that never seems to end. There are a few things though that aren’t helping chronic pain victims in stopping the pain from returning. Here are a few common “don’ts” for living with daily chronic pain.

Making too many changes at once. People who deal with chronic pain most likely would do anything to get rid of it, and that means they try and find every trick in the book to make it stop. While it is good to try out new remedies, it is best to take your time, and not try too much all at once. Implementing too many changes will not help you see and understand which of the changes is actually helping you, and could mask the ones that are actually doing harm.

Don’t continue to do something because it worked for someone else. Everybody is different when it comes to dealing with chronic pain. If a certain medication worked for someone you know, that doesn’t automatically mean it will work for you. Try and find the best direction to take for yourself, and stop worrying about what others are doing.

Don’t get upset when others don’t understand. Nobody will be able to completely understand how you are feeling, especially when chronic pain doesn’t make you look in pain like you claim to be in. Be understanding that others don’t know how you feel, so take the time to help them understand without getting upset.

This blog is written for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for actual medical treatment. Please contact the APM Augusta office to schedule an appointment if you are in need of medical care.

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