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Communicating About Pain


  • American Pain Foundation


  • American Chronic Pain Association

  • The National Pain Foundation

You have a right to have pain treated. Untreated pain can limit eating, sleeping, and activity. Tell your healthcare provider where and how much you hurt. It may not be possible to relieve all the pain. But your healthcare provider can help you reach a pain level you can live with.

Your Role

Tell your healthcare provider about the pain and your health history. Be sure to:

  • Mention all the medications you take. This includes any you buy over the counter. Mention any herbs, teas, or vitamins you take, too.

  • Mention any pain relief techniques you use, such as massage or meditation.

  • Measure pain as directed.

  • Follow your treatment plan. Tell your healthcare provider how well treatment works.

As pain is reduced, you'll feel better. Less pain means less stress on your body and mind.

Your Healthcare Provider's Role

Your healthcare provider will help you measure and manage pain. You will be told about your pain control options. These will most likely include medications. Options like physical therapy and acupuncture may also help.

Note for Family and Friends

It may be hard to understand how your loved one feels. But the pain he or she has is real. You may not be able to stop the pain. You can help in other ways, though. Spend time with your loved one. This helps distract from the pain. And help him or her take medications on time, if needed.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2006-09-30T00:00:00-06:00

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Pain Therapy Associates in Numbers

+30,240 Patients Treated
35 Years in Practice

Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants

Rana Amer, PA-C
Yuri Kuklov PA-C

Massage Therapists

Massage Therapists

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Ultra Sound Technician

Ultra Sound Technician

Chris Plonka

See what our patients are saying...

Dr.Dabah and his staff are always searching for ways to heal my neck pain. I am happy with the progress we are making as a team. The receptionists are always so cordial.


Doctor Dachman is knowledgeable and always knows how to help me manage my pain. The staff is very pleasant and professional. I highly recommend this office for care!!


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Pain Therapy Associates
Tel: 847-352-5511
Fax: 847-352-5585

455 South Roselle Road, Suite 104
Schaumburg, IL 60193

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