One of the most frustrating things about chronic pain is that only you know how bad the pain feels. There’s no medical test that can measure how much you’re suffering; sometimes, there is even no obvious outward sign. There is just pain.
Our London chiropractor explains that pain is deeply personal to each patient. And because it is invisible to others looking on, it can often lead to misunderstandings and difficulties in relationships.
To be able to effectively manage your chronic pain and get the right kind of support from others, you need to learn how to talk about your pain: how it feels to you, how it rates on a pain scale and how it affects different aspects of your life and emotions. It’s not enough to just tell your healthcare provider these things; your support network needs to know too.
Remember that a good chiropractor will be able to help you to communicate your feelings effectively and constructively. Please do not suffer in silence. The more your family and friends know about your condition, the better they will be able to understand and help you.