Pain Management

Fact or Fiction: Chronic Pain Affects Everyone the Same

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Chronic pain is a serious health concern

Pain level meter indicate maximum

Chronic pain is the same for everyone

Sick lady with pills and towel compress

Depression causes chronic pain*

Senior man having a neck pain

Everyone will experience chronic pain with aging

Young office woman feeling backache

Chronic pain is constant

Oxycodone opioid tablets

Opioids always lead to addiction

Multi-ethnic businesspeople having tug of war

Stigma of chronic pain exists for all

Doctor speaking with cheerful young patient

Treatment should always be individualized

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Final thoughts

Celeste Cooper, RN

Celeste Cooper, RN


Celeste Cooper, R.N., is a freelance writer focusing on chronic pain and fibromyalgia. She is lead author of Integrative therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain and the Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain book series. She enjoys her family, writing and advocating, photography, and nature. Connect with Celeste through Twitter @PainedInkSlayer.