If you are experiencing ongoing symptoms of pain, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Your doctor will have treated many people with ongoing pain and can advise you on strategies and treatments that can help you manage your pain.
When you see the doctor, it is important that you describe your pain symptoms and how they affect your life.Make sure you also tell your doctor if you have been diagnosed with any other condition.You may also want to write a list of any other questions to ask your doctor in your appointment.
Important information to prepare before your doctor’s appointment to help you explain your pain includes:
- When your symptoms appeared and how long you have been in pain.
- What improves or worsens your symptoms, such as certain activities or medication.
- Any treatment that you have tried for your pain.
It may also help to take a friend or family member with you to the appointment to help describe what you are going through or simply just to offer support.