Physical pain hurts. If it lasts a long time, it can make you sick. Chronic pain (which lasts for more than six months) is one of the most common health problems.
Many people take prescription opioids to reduce pain. However, these drugs can be dangerous if you don’t follow your provider’s orders.
The good news is that you can feel better by learning to manage pain without taking opioids.
This guide will help you do that. It explains the different types of pain, the problems pain can cause, how a pain management plan can help, and the healthy support options you can choose from.