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Education for Pain Management

Offering patient education on pain management is defined as the process of influencing the patient’s behavior and producing the changes through knowledge, attitudes and skills which are necessary to maintain and improve your health.

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How do you educate patients on pain management?

Pain management education is a complex, multi-faceted experience that demands a lot of attention. Pain education is explained as any set of planned activities designed to improve a patient’s health behaviors, health status or both. Pain management education aims to facilitate the patient’s knowledge base in order to help make sense of the patient’s pain and offer the patient guidance towards effective, ongoing self-management.

Our experienced doctors are able to offer techniques and more information to make your self-management of your pain easier by helping and enabling proper education.

Understanding the education is a vital part of the rehabilitation process from your pain; and helps with the acquisition of new knowledge and skills. The information offered is hopefully retained, retrieved and integrated in a meaningful way into the patient’s daily life.

By helping them understand where the patient’s pain is coming from, and how to continuously manage it better, will help the start of the education process. As medical specialists, we are able to offer more insight and knowledge as well as to include techniques to help with the pain.

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What does patient education include?

A few of the topics we may include in the education process would be the anatomy, and physiology of the affected areas of the patient’s body, the nature of the persistent pain, the difference between acute and chronic pain, triggers as well as flare up management, how to avoid fear of pain and how exercise plays a crucial role in helping your pain management, we may also refer to other specialists for specific treatments and offer you realistic expectations about your diagnosis and if there is a cure.

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