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Chronic pain takes a terrible toll on families. People in pain often have forgotten what it’s like to have fun. They tend to become socially isolated and withdrawn, even within their own home. Much of the conversation centers around pain and medical care. It becomes tedious and frustrating because there is little that can be done to solve the problem. Additionally, it’s common for patients to lash out with their family being the closest target.
In this episode, spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom explores this chronic pain family dynamic and discusses strategies for how to break the cycle of rage and create a family environment that supports healing. For more information, go to: