New research suggests that chronic pain sufferers are failing to seek professional help to manage their condition.
More than 1,000 chronic pain sufferers were questioned as part of a study to find out how people manage pain and the impact it has on their life.
The findings revealed that despite over three quarters (78%) of people saying they have suffered from chronic pain for 'years', 42% said that they aren't accessing regular support from their GP and over two thirds (68%) have never used a pain clinic or a support group for help.
Despite this it appears that many chronic pain sufferers remain reluctant to seek support that is available to them and are simply putting up with their condition despite the impact it has on their lives.
A pharmacist said: "Nearly one in seven of us suffer with chronic pain yet a worrying number of people clearly feel that they have nowhere to turn for support.”
Franklin Pain and Wellness Center offers a pain assessment to offer people the chance to discuss their symptoms on a one-to-one basis with a specially trained pain specialist who can offer lifestyle and medication advice. We know that sometimes there's no cure for chronic pain but there are ways you can manage it better. For more information, contact us.
The Northern Echo