His pain is personal.
Her pain is unique.
Their stories are different.
The ‘my pain feels like…’ initiative has compiled a series of stories from patients with a variety of pain conditions. Please take some time to view our short patient stories, to read and learn from patients with different chronic pain experiences. You might even discover a patient story that sounds like it describes your own pain. Select any of the stories / videos to read and hear how different types of chronic pain have impacted the lives of these people.
The ‘my pain feels like…’ initiative aims to improve the way patients and doctors communicate via the ‘my pain questionnaire’, helping yourself to describe your pain and your doctor to diagnose your pain. If you and your doctor have a better common understanding of the pain you are suffering from, treatment success can be higher and you might be able to avoid trial and error treatment approaches. Play an active role in the treatment process and take the print out of the ‘my pain questionnaire’ to your next doctor’s appointment.
If you would like to learn more about different kinds of pain, click here.