Some people think that chronic pain only affects the elderly - That's not true! Chronic pain affects people of all ages.
The primary goal of someone suffering from a recurrent or chronic pain condition is to manage it and not allow it to control their life. Healthcare professionals encourage their patients to remain active. They provide solutions to more effectively solve the problems that pain creates. If not managed, chronic pain can break down even the strongest of people.
- Chronic pain can make it difficult for you to work, sleep, or participate in everyday activities
- Chronic pain is subjective; only you can describe how it affects you
- Chronic pain can sometimes be effectively managed without having to rely solely upon prescription drugs for relief