What’s It Like To Suffer From Chronic Pain?

This month we're celebrating chronic pain awareness as we celebrate the release of Dr. Candy's new book, "Chronic Pain: You're Not Just Getting Older, You're Not Crazy, And It's Not All In Your Head".

Many people who suffer from chronic pain have questions like:

  • What's wrong?
  • Why hasn't the pain gone away yet?
  • Why can't anyone help?
  • Will I have to live like this for the rest of my life?
  • Can YOU help me?

The answers to these questions and more are in the book.  However, one of the things people who suffer from chronic pain struggle with is the fact that nobody else seem to understand what they're going through, and they felt misunderstood and alone.

If you don't suffer from Chronic Pain, consider what it's like waiting for COVID-19 to get under control and have life get back to "normal" - like it used to be...

One of the most frustrating parts is that we don't truly understand the virus all the way.  There are lots of different opinions circulating that often contradict each other, so it's hard to decide what and who to believe.  We can now get back out in society and do many things, but it's not quite "like it used to be". There are still the limitations of masks, social distancing, and the like.  And there's a lot of fear.  Fear of getting sick.  Fear of getting others sick.  Fear of job security and being able to pay bills.  And possibly the worst part is not knowing when it will end.

These inner turmoils are very similar to what people who live in chronic pain deal with every day. The get lots of different, sometimes contradictory opinions from family, friends, doctors, and other healthcare practitioners.  They may look normal and be able to function, but "not quite like they used to".  And they live in daily fear of wondering if things they do will make the pain worst or make it take longer to go away.  And of course, the uncertainty of knowing how long the pain will last or if they'll have to live with it for the rest of their lives.

Chronic Pain is full of information about what causes chronic pain as well as useful, actionable tips that readers can start using right away to get relief.

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