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Coping with Chronic Pain

Managing Pain After Surgery - VHL HealthSheet #82502_VA
Once you’re home after surgery, you may have some pain. Learn some tips to help with your pain.
Measuring Your Pain - VHL HealthSheet #84775_VA
Learn how to measure your pain. Tell your healthcare provider if medicines don't reduce your pain.
Medicine for Pain - VHL HealthSheet #84779_VA
Medicines can ease some pain, prevent swelling, and treat related problems.
Complementary Care for Pain - VHL HealthSheet #84781_VA
Alternative treatments for back pain include massage, chiropractic and acupuncture.
Communicating About Pain - VHL HealthSheet #84783_VA
Communication about pain with your healthcare provider should be a part of your relationship.
Understanding Chronic Pain - VHL HealthSheet #85783_VA
Chronic means ongoing. Pain is called chronic when it lasts over a long period of time.
The Cycle of Chronic Pain - VHL HealthSheet #85785_VA
Pain affects your life. Your sleep, mood, activity, and energy level are all disrupted by pain. Being tired, depressed, and out of shape makes the pain worse and harder to cope with. So a "pain cycle" begins.
Managing Chronic Pain: Activity - VHL HealthSheet #85789_VA
Exercise can help lessen pain. It is important to learn how to add safe exercise into your daily activity.
Managing Chronic Pain: Therapies for Mind and Body - VHL HealthSheet #85793_VA
Both the brain and the body are involved in the pain response. Mind-body therapies may help change how your brain "reads" pain signals.
Understanding Low Back Pain - VHL HealthSheet #41574_VA
Most people have low back pain now and then. Chronic low back pain can affect all parts of your life.
Treating Chronic Pain - VHL HealthSheet #41556_VA
No matter what the cause of your chronic pain is, it is very clear that how you respond when you hurt is important.
Battlefield Acupuncture - VHL HealthSheet #41548_VA
In Battlefield Acupuncture, the healthcare provider places small sterile needles in your ear.
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