Your experience of pain is real.
Pain can affect all areas of your life.
Pain can lead to suffering and negatively affect your outlook on life.
Pain has a purpose. It is intended to protect your body and improve your chances of survival. But sometimes, with chronic pain, your body becomes overprotective to the point that simple activities are too painful to tolerate.
Medications can help with chronic pain but not everyone benefits from pain medication and there are risks involved. Fortunately there are other options that can provide relief. If you are considering reducing or maintaining your use of pain medications, the information and support here will help you reduce your suffering and help you find renewed purpose and re-engage with the things that matter in your life.