Let’s Talk About Pain:
The month of September has been declared Pain Awareness Month. Pain Awareness Month is a time when various organizations work to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management.
Because of stigma and even shame, people with pain are often afraid to speak up about their experiences. But sharing our stories whether with loved ones, coworkers, clinicians or policymakers is essential to creating awareness about chronic pain and fighting for change. This year, U.S. Pain Foundation is focusing its efforts around the theme, “Let’s Talk About Pain.”
If you’re looking for a way to make a difference for the pain community, here are some options for how to get involved. Some activities require advance planning, while others take just a few minutes. There’s something for everyone!
Disclaimer: Health experts suggest that you talk to your doctor before you start, change or modify your medications, lifestyle or current treatment regimen.
Read more about Pain Awareness Month here:
American Chronic Pain Association
US Pain Foundation
CDC Pain Awareness Month Resources
Nine Ways to Participate in Pain Awareness Month
Burning Nights CRPS Support Pain Awareness Blog