If you have a loved one who lives with chronic pain, one of the most important things you can do is ensure that they feel connected. Invite them to events, and accept that when they can’t come, its not because they don’t want to. Find ways to be involved in their life without increase the demands on the body.
Be understanding that some days they may have greater capacity than others. Do not judge them by their good days, and don’t exclude them based on their bad days.
Just remember, its not about trying to fix them; its about helping them to connect to the world around them, helping them to feel involved and returning to them a sense of control.
As a healthcare professional, how can I help a patient who suffers from chronic pain? By building a connection with them. By developing a relationship based on trust and understanding that helps the patient to feel more in control of their pain, their body, and their future.
If you are suffering from chronic pain and are feeling disconnected, visit the Chronic Pain Australia website https://chronicpainaustralia.org.au/ or look them up on social media.
We would also love to see you in the clinic where we can help you to learn more about how you can regain control of your pain, so that you can return to doing the things you love, with the people you love.
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