Everyone feels pain differently. Caring for someone with pain can be challenging because you can’t feel it yourself. Pain can cause mild to moderate discomfort, distress or agony.
Pain can be acute, which means it lasts for a relatively short time. This kind of pain can be severe. Chronic pain may range from mild to severe, and can go on for long periods of time. It is estimated that 100 million people in the US have chronic pain.
There are many ways to treat pain. Find out the best and safest ways to help the person you are caring for reduce and manage their pain.