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  • Anne-Marie Mougeot

What is a Pain Flare-Up?

๐Ÿ’ฅ Flare-ups are a common experience for people who live with persistent pain. โฃ

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A โ€˜flare-upโ€™ refers to a ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ-๐˜ต๐˜ฐ-๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ. โฃ

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๐Ÿ•ฐ Flare-ups may last hours, days, or even weeks and often there is no pattern to them. โฃ

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Itโ€™s important to remember that flare-ups are time-limited and will end. โฃ

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โš ๏ธ The pain associated with a flare-up can come on suddenly and without much warning, which can be worrying and make it difficult to cope with. โฃ

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Though they can be worry-inducing, flare-ups are a normal part of long term pain and not necessarily a sign that your condition is worsening. โฃ

(โค๏ธ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ!) โฃ

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Living with persistent pain can often feel like being on a pain rollercoaster ๐ŸŽข where the intensity of pain may fluctuate over time with periods of more intense pain.โฃ

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Flare-ups can be triggered by any situation, and varies between individuals. โฃ

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๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ:โฃ

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โ€ข changes in physical activity (amount, duration, intensity, or type)โฃ

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โ€ข mental and emotional factors โฃ

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โ€ข amount and quality of sleepโฃ

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โ€ข changes in routine โฃ

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๐˜–๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ. โฃ

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Although pain flares do SUCK! ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ There are ways to manage them to decrease suffering. โฃ

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Identifying early warning signs, having a flare-up management plan, and learning about your individual triggers can be useful in mitigating the intensity of pain flares and over time, they may become less frequent and less intense. โฃ

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If youโ€™re struggling with pain flares, you donโ€™t have to figure it out on your own. โฃ

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Working with a practitioner who is knowledgeable in persistent pain management (like me!) can help. โฃ

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Do you experience pain flare-ups? What do you do to get through them? Please comment below!

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