Establishing a good relationship with your doctor is important to managing chronic pain. Come prepared with questions and notes to your doctor's appointment. To describe your condition use a pain scale that ranges from 0 (No Pain) to 10 (maximum pain).
All month I've been writing on serious subjects, so I thought it might be fun to end the month on a somewhat lighter note. Over the years, I've heard all kinds of unusual advice that health care professionals have given to patients. Some of the advice is good but just a bit odd; some is funny, and some is downright shocking. One…