Pain isn’t all bad. Acute pain is actually protective so we don’t get hurt again. However, chronic pain is difficult to explain and even harder to understand. Many clients have said that others don’t believe their pain is real. Do you have the same issue?
Pain is very subjective so it’s hard for others who don’t have pain to grasp the concept. Afterall, it’s not like blood glucose level or blood pressure where you can show others the numbers on a blood glucose monitor or blood pressure monitor.
You can feel better after you learn how to manage your pain using non-drug strategies and medications safely. We’ll work on the coping mechanisms that suit you so you can still do things you love. You also learn to avoid the boom and bust cycle. You can live well with pain.