September marks pain awareness month and for people who are suffering, there is no reminder needed. The extreme uncomfortable physical feeling is ever-present in the body.
If you know or love someone who experiences chronic pain, which is defined by ongoing or lasting longer than six months, or have experienced it personally it can be debilitating. Pain can zap energy levels, deregulate emotions and interfere in relationships.
The stigma and judgment around people in pain is difficult for all sides.
What can we learn about pain?
How can we support friends/loved ones in pain?
If you are experiencing chronic pain please make an appointment to speak with your doctor or therapist.