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Pain Management: Ten Questions for Your Doctor

Here are a few sample questions you might ask your doctor about pain management. Print and take this list with you to your next doctor visit.

❏  What may be causing my pain?

❏  What are my treatment options?

❏  Would a pain medicine be right for me?

❏  What are its possible benefits and risks?

❏  How much should I take — and how often?

❏  How long is it safe for me to take it?

❏  What side effects should I expect — and can they be managed?

❏  Will it interact with anything else I’m taking?

❏  Are there other treatment options that may help lower my need for pain medicine?

❏  What lifestyle changes would you recommend for me?

Add your own questions or notes:

The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and not intended to be nor should be construed as medical or other advice. You should consult your own doctor and/or an appropriate professional to determine what may be right for you. Treatment options mentioned may not be covered by your benefit plan. Check your plan for specific coverage details.

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