The Importance of Following Up

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Even if you are feeling better, it’s important that you follow up your ED visit with a call or visit to your regular doctor or the clinic or physician the ED staff referred you to. You need to find a long-term strategy for keeping your pain better controlled.

Ongoing pain is a complex condition and its management requires a combination of techniques. These may include medication, physical therapy, counseling, lifestyle changes, and more.

You also have a role to play as the key member of your treatment team. The ACPA manuals and other tools can help you learn more about your pain and the pain management skills that can reduce your suffering.