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When should you worry about your pain?

The effects of chronic pain can be far-reaching. From gaining weight and having trouble sleeping to mood swings and even depression. Follow these simple rules to identify you pain management needs:

  • Two Week Rule: Tell your doctor about any pain that lasts longer than two weeks.
  • Acute Trauma Rule: Get immediate attention for any pain caused by an accident or injury.
  • I Can't Sleep Rule: If it keeps you up at night and exceeds the "two week rule," ask your doctor about it.
  • Worst Pain of My Life: If the pain prevents you from moving normally, have yourself checked right away. 

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