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Pain Management

Fact or Fiction: Chronic Pain Affects Everyone the Same

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Daydreamer woman reading book and using imagination

Crowd

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


People drawing in art class

Final thoughts


Celeste Cooper, RN

Celeste Cooper, RN

@PainedInkSlayer

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.