How To Describe

How to Describe Your Pain to a Doctor

As many chronic pain patients know, it can be difficult to describe pain to someone who is not experiencing it. When this results in misunderstanding between family members and friends, it can be frustrating. When this results in miscommunication with doctors, it can be devastating. It’s easy to feel hopeless when it seems like the one person who may be able to help you doesn’t understand your pain. In some part, this disconnect is due to general practitioners lacking experience with chronic pain. It is also a result of the complex nature of pain.