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How to set realistic goals when you have chronic pain

Written by: Joanne Zeis
Reviewed by: Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, June 2014

How to set realistic goals when you have chronic pain

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1

Mary's story

2

Balancing pain and activity levels

3

The pain action plan

4

Action plan goals

5

Action plan help -- working with your provider

6

Track your progress

7

Putting your plan into action

8

Mary's story -- the conclusion



Learning Goals

You have been living with pain for a while, and you’re probably wondering if your life will ever get better. Will you be able to do any of the activities that you used to enjoy?

In this lesson, you will: 

  1. Understand the trade-offs between getting good pain relief, and being able to reach your activity goals

  2. Learn the value of having a "pain action plan"

  3. Learn how to set up your own action plan

  4. Learn how to track your action plan