It’s hard when someone you care about is in pain. But you can make life a lot easier for your loved one by gaining an understanding of what they’re going through. With that in mind, our Southend chiropractor shares three things you should know about chronic pain.
Pain is real
Never assume that your loved one is exaggerating their pain. Chronic pain is very real, even if there is no known cause. Remember that everyone with chronic pain wants nothing more than to live a pain-free life. So saying things like “It can’t be that bad” or “Stop thinking about it” is just going to fall on deaf ears.
Pain does not equal unhappiness
It is important to understand that your loved one can be happy and experience pain at the same time. Therefore you shouldn’t assume that someone has “healed” simply because they seem to be having a good time.
Pain is personal
Everyone experiences pain differently. It is very common for two people to have the same condition and one may complain of severe pain while the other displays no symptoms whatsoever. This is especially true when it comes to back pain. Listen to how the pain feels for your loved one instead of assuming that they must feel a certain way because of what you’ve heard from someone else or read in an article.
The more you know about your loved one’s chronic pain, the more you can empathise with them, and the more you can help as a result.
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