Dania Beach Clinic On Patient Education
-Knowing Your Pain
KNOWING YOUR PAIN
Patient education is an essential element in the healing process. Most people do not know that chronic pain can dramatically impact your quality of life after an accident. In some cases, the pain may get worse as time goes on. This is due to your body's nervous system becoming “trained” to better transmit the pain signals to the brain. As well the signals of pain becoming more intense, at the same time your brain becomes more sensitive to these signals. This means that your pain may feel like it is getting worse, even though the injury that originally caused it is not getting any worse, or may in fact be healing. Patient education is critical in allowing the patients to be aware of all the steps involved in their process of recovering.