Millions of Americans are suffering with chronic pain on a daily basis yet it is one of the most hidden secrets in our country. Doctors are put in a precarious situation because it is difficult to find treatment for many invisible illnesses. Prescribing medicine is something doctors know will relieve the pain at least temporarily and often unfortunately the medication is abused and in my opinion not by choice. In my experience while I was taking medication it actually made the pain worse and definitely made me think about the pain more. Its a constant reminder screaming “YOU HAVE PAIN! I CAN HELP!”
The biggest thing I gained from being in the Mayo Clinics Pain Rehab Center was being around people who understood what I was going through. That helped my depression and anxiety. This is one of the main reasons I want this blog to be out there. I want people to know they are not alone. I GET IT! And millions of other people do too! Lets help each other.