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Pain Awareness Month


By: Brittany Dumproff, Temple University Intern

Pain Awareness Month encourages the research of finding the underlying causes of pain and looks to help those suffering. This month is important because pain can be a warning sign that there is a problem that needs medical attention. Chronic pain can have a serious impact on one’s daily life and overall quality of life. Some common conditions involving chronic pain are arthritis, migraines and back pain.

Some things to do during Pain Awareness Month:

  • Donate to the American Chronic Pain Association(ACPA)
  • Raise awareness on social media using the hashtag #painawareness
  • Take time to assess any pain you or an individual is experiencing and contact a physician for medical care

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If you are suffering from chronic pain it is best to see a pain specialist. Talk to your doctor about what treatments may be best for you.