Some people suffer from chronic conditions or diseases that cause them to be in frequent, if not constant pain. Sadly, it can be very difficult to control this pain without the use of pain medications. The use of this and other therapeutic methods are known as pain management. There are several things doctors can do to help patients keep their pain under control. A patient care bill of rights has been drafted to help protect patients and give them open options to help manage their pain. It prevents discrimination, and allows them to request referrals for pain management care. It also gives patients the ability and right to know about as many pain management options as possible before they sign anything. It is important as a humanitarian effort, to be sure that people are not living with chronic pain if at all possible.
- National Pain Foundation – The pain patient's bill of rights
- Pain.com – Helpful information from professionals who deal in pain management treatment
- Questions You Should Ask – Some important aspects of pain that all patients should think about
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – This workshop is being held in Switzerland and will address the various therapies for chronic pain.
- The Arthritis Society – This organization holds workshops around the country and holds classes for groups of 10 people or more.
- Workers Compensation - Learn about your rights if you suffer from chronic pain due to injury on the job.
- Video – A video example of a chronic pain workshop