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Franklin, MA • (508) 507-8818
Warwick, RI • (401) 352-0007
South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677

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Stigma on Chronic Pain Sufferers

- Friday, May 11, 2012

Would you like to better manage your chronic pain condition, decrease your pain, decrease you doctors' visits, and enjoy life more? Many people who suffer from chronic pain wish others around them understood more what it means to suffer from chronic pain.

Unfortunately, there is a stigma and there are challenges to living with chronic pain, and many studies support that theory.

One study in particular shows that many people who experience chronic pain feel their condition is misunderstood by society and sometimes by healthcare professionals as well.

Chronic pain can be a result of arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis to other musculoskeletal pain disorders and is a complex condition to treat.
Chronic pain suffers say that other people sometimes doubt the reality of their pain.  Many suffers agree that chronic pain is also used as an excuse for people who don't want to work, therefore making their situations less sympathetic.
Because chronic pain is an invisible disability, there is a stigma attached to it. Often people don’t understand that others are suffering from pain because it cannot be seen. Chronic pain has a severe impact on quality of life, day-to-day tasks, holding down jobs, or even getting a good night's sleep. For many the struggle of living with chronic pain continues to be unrecognized. Many with chronic pain have a hard time exercising or enjoying leisure activities as well.
The survey also revealed that suffers of chronic pain who seek narcotic pain treatment are dissatisfied or somewhat dissatisfied with the treatment they’re receiving.

For a non narcotic treatment plan for chronic pain that is custom designed for you, contact Franklin Pain and Wellness Center and get on with your life.

Excerpts about study from Scoop Health