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Pain Management Toolkit

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Pain management means getting the right treatment for physical and emotional pain, whether it is sharp, dull, aching, burning, strong or mild. The Military Health System focuses on pain management options and the need to synchronize pain management with a patient-centered experience.

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Suggested social media message: Every person experiences and responds to pain differently. You are not alone and there is hope in behavioral, physical, and pharmacological alternative options. No single treatment works for everyone. www.health.mil/PainManagement #PainManagement


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Suggested social media message: About 50 million US adults have chronic pain, one of the most common reasons for adults to seek medical care. Learn your treatment options and how to best manage your pain. www.health.mil/PainManagement #PainManagement


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Suggested social media message: Explore healthy ways to practice pain management and retrain your brain's reaction to pain. www.health.mil/PainManagement #PainManagement


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Suggested social media message: Want to alleviate your pain? Try getting active to help reduce sensitivity to pain: www.health.mil/PainManagement #PainManagement


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Suggested social media message: #OpioidSafety - Living with Pain? Retrain your brain! Change how the brain perceives pain with a healthy lifestyle. www.health.mil/PainManagement


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Suggested social media message: Learn the signs of opioid misuse to practice safe: www.health.mil/OpioidSafety #PainManagement #OpioidSafety


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Suggested social media message: What are some of the most commonly prescribed opioids? Know what you're taking and practice: www.health.mil/OpioidSafety #OpioidSafety 


Social media graphic on opioid safety showing precautions

Suggested social media message: #OpioidSafety - Living with pain? Retrain your Brain! Always adhere to safety precautions when taking prescription opioids: www.health.mil/OpioidSafety


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