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What can chronic pain feel like and what do you do once it enters your life? This video describes the challenges people with chronic pain face, along with options for treating the pain. Click on the video to the left to learn more.

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Preparing For Your Visit​

Fill out the "Preparing For Your Health Care Visit" handout before you go to the doctor. Bring the handout with you to your appointment to help better communicate symptoms, treatments you have tried, changes in your condition, and any questions you have for your provider.

Treatment Options

There are many different pain treatments for the various types of pain. The therapies do not always work the same for each patient, so it is important to understand the risks and benefits of each one to make the choice that is right for you. Use this handout to learn more about available pain therapies.

Medication Options

The Choosing Wisely project was created to educate healthcare professionals and patients on when certain tests and treatments are necessary and when they are not. There are specific situations where opioids are appropriate and others in which they are not. Read this handout to learn more about when patients can take opioids and when they should not. 

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