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).
As chronic pain patients, we often get frustrated and even angry with doctors. We just want a doctor who will understand how much pain we're in and will try to help us get some relief. But sometimes doctors seem like they'd rather not be bothered with us. Have you ever wondered what your doctor is thinking and feeling about you? I just came…