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  • #5720

    MegaBen
    Member

    Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/megaben and complete the survey. It’s 20 questions long, completely unanimous, and easy to complete. It is designed to see how well people’s chronic pain is being managed, and if they’ve been treated unfairly by other people, both medical and lay persons. I am in grad school to become a nursing teacher, and conducting a survey is one of the requirements for my classes. This subject is close to my heart. I’ve been suffering from nonstop chronic pain since July 2013. I want to help make a positive difference in other people’s lives. Please complete the survey as soon as you can.

  • #5721

    petmom1
    Participant

    Megan,

    You forgot to add a space for non-drug treatments, such as ice, heat, exercise, etc. Most of us, use meds along with other techniques.

  • #5722

    Please avoid using the term “narcotic” as that is a law enforcement term that includes both licit and illicit substances. Opioids, opiates or opioid pain relievers are the more appropriate medical terms. We, in the pain field, have been working for over 2 decades to correct this terminology. I know as a future pain educator, you want to get this one right.

    Thanks for posting the survey!! Please share your results.

    • #5729

      MegaBen
      Member

      Thank you so much for letting me know! I changed all the wording on the survey so it doesn’t say narcotic anymore. I’ll be sure to express the importance of that to my students 🙂

  • #5724

    Janice-R
    Participant

    Thank you for thinking to do a survey on this important topic. It was a little difficult for me as I am a pain management nurse and have directed my pain plan pretty much (my doctor had confidence in me prior to developing persistent pain). It was already noted about the absence of non-pharmacological interventions which many of us use and are an important part of our pain plan. The last question was awkward because I have never had my dose decreased so I don’t know what would happen to my activity level-I am sure it would plummet because my constant pain level would fall into my breakthrough level (which can be horrendous). Four questions I would love to have seen on the survey are 1) what is your primary pain syndrome? There are so many; “chronic pain” is not just one 2) Has your provider ever asked you if you can afford a treatment/medication-this is a huge issue for many, 3) Do providers other than the one managing your pain, give you grief/problems with either believing in your pain or its treatment, 4) If you have been hospitalized for any reason, has your pain plan been maintained as best as possible? You may have noticed my use of provider-we need to remember it may not be a physician but an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant who is your pain person. Again it is great you are addressing this.

  • #5730

    MegaBen
    Member

    In future surveys I will be sure to include other treatment options like ice and heat. Thanks for suggesting additional questions. Someday I want to do a lot of research about chronic pain. For my class this survey could only have 20 questions unfortunately. When I’m a teacher though the sky will be the limit!

  • #416954

    Mark Cooper
    Participant

    This is a very old post but still if there is someone who will read this. I just want to say that chronic back pain is very bad and if you will avoid it. It will get worse and you will feel acute pain. I have not done the survey but yes I want to share one name who is best in pain management specialist at Wilson. You can open the website as well for more information: https://carolinasportsandspine.com

  • #416987

    Johndalton
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    Yeah @Mark Cooper I am totally agree with you here. Chronic back pain is very bad. And obviously people suffer a lot from it. But there have some good treatment like- Kratom. This one is really helpful to recover Chronic pain. I have had the similar experience using such kind of Kratom Powder. Though it’s a bit late reply for the OP but I think still this is one helpful for someone who is suffering from this kind of Chronic pain.

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