If you or a loved one experience difficulties due to wound management issues, the following information may be helpful to you:
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Dealing With Pain
Pain can be intense or it can be dull and aching. It may come on suddenly and be related to an injury, possibly warning of potential tissue damage. It may be chronic, lasting for months and not really associated with any particular event. Whatever the cause or character, you need to be able to deal with the pain you have.
Sometimes people do not tell their healthcare provider that they are in pain. This may be because they think that pain is an expected part of their health condition. Sometimes, people think that talking about their pain makes them seem like a “complainer” or “drug-seeker” to the caregiver. The staff at the Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital wants to help you deal with any pain that you may have. Please let us know if you experience pain or if your current pain management methods are not effective. Please be sure to let us know what causes changes in your pain level and methods for dealing with the pain.
Sometimes, people do not want to take pain medication because they worry about possible side effects, including addiction to the medication. Be sure to talk with your doctor if you have these concerns. There are also a number of things that you can do to relieve pain, in addition to any methods recommended by your physician. They are: