Chronic Pain | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my pain?
  • Why won’t it go away?
  • What is the best treatment option for me? Will I need medicine?
  • Will physical, occupational or behavioral therapy help relieve my pain?
  • What about alternative therapies, such as yoga, massage or acupuncture?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of exercise should I do?
  • Do I need to make any lifestyle changes?


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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 03/00