It is not always obvious how much your pain affects everyone around you. Your family, spouse, children, coworkers, and friends all absorb the impact that your pain radiates and how it affects you.
As we consult with patients with chronic or severe pain, the spouses often seem more "worn out" than the patients themselves. It is well known that chronic pain stresses relationships (link).
This is because when pain is a major factor in someone's life, they no longer act like themselves or "how they used to be". It affects a patient's mood, actions, and involvement in family and social activities. Sometimes the patient is not the only one who starts to lose hope.
What adds to this dilemma is that most people either procrastinate or put themselves last, thinking of their needs as less important as everything else. And when chronic pain is what needs to be fixed, putting it last makes everyone else suffer along with you.
At Geelong Spine Centre, we take pride in our ability to alleviate and reduce many sources of pain without the use of medications or surgery. One of the greatest rewards in our office is not only reducing a patient's pain, but most importantly, giving their life back to them once they are no longer in pain.
Each week we are alleviating pain in more and more new patients at Geelong Spine Centre. Please contact us at 5229 9888 to see if our rehab programs can help your pain or symptoms without the use of medications or surgery. We have your pain relief!
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