September is Pain Awareness Month
They say knowledge is power, and that’s true when it comes to pain management too. At Health Star Clinic we want you to have the power to take back your health and live a pain free life. Our team of medical doctors, nurses, chiropractors and physical therapists work together with you to determine the most effective treatment for managing and relieving your pain. But it doesn’t stop there. September is pain awareness month and that means this is a good time to use the resources available to learn more about the latest treatments and technology and to help your community learn too.
The History of Pain Awareness Month
In 2001 The American Chronic Pain Association established Partners for Understanding Pain and together with the support of individuals and the medical community, established the first pain awareness month. Their goal was to work to raise awareness and understanding of the causes and treatments of chronic pain in order to pave the way forward to effective pain relief and management. They wanted to help the more than 100 million Americans who experience chronic pain every year.
How To Join the Cause
If you or someone you love is dealing with chronic pain, September’s Pain Awareness Month is a great time to get involved and help make a difference in your own lives and in your local community. Talk to your primary care physician and ask them what they are doing to bring awareness to the realities of chronic pain and chronic pain treatment with their own patients. Contact your local media and local government officials and ask them what they are willing to do to help your community find the resources they need to get help. Reach out on social media and let others know that September is Pain Awareness Month. The American Chronic Pain Association has many resources that can help you build a bridge to a pain free life for members of your community.
Take Care of Yourself
This is also a great time to stop and take care of yourself and your loved ones. At Health Star Clinic we work to minimize pain with a comprehensive, responsible approach, tailor made for you. Contact Health Star Clinic today to find out how we can help you return to a pain free life.