Patient Education

Patients must actively manage their own condition. They must understand what actions they are taking that are causing the pain and also behavioral changes they must make in order to eliminate the pain. In the case of most causes of pain, the condition may not ever resolve completely, so a patient will need to manage the symptoms in perpetuity. Education about their condition decreases the fear associated with the condition, builds confidence in their care provider, and improves compliance with the prescribed program.

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