How to Understand Someone With Chronic Pain

Posted on 08/11/2013


«Get over the need to give platitudes about the value of exercising and fresh air. For a chronic pain sufferer, «getting out and doing things» does not make the pain vanish and can often exacerbate the problems. Bear in mind that you don’t know what they go through or how they suffer in their own private time. Telling them that they need to exercise, or do some things to «get their mind off of it», may frustrate them to tears, and is not correct advice, especially if you’re not medically trained and haven’t got a clue. If they were capable of doing some things any or all of the time, they would.»
via ~ME-nytt~

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