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Patient Bill of Rights

  • The right to have your report of pain taken seriously and to be treated with dignity and respect by doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
  • The right to have your pain thoroughly assessed and promptly treated.
  • The right to be informed by your doctor about what may be causing your pain, possible treatments, and the benefits, risks and costs of each.
  • The right to participate actively in decisions about how to manage your pain.
  • The right to have your pain reassessed regularly and your treatment adjusted if your pain has not been eased.
  • The right to be referred to a pain specialist if your pain persists.
  • The right to get clear and prompt answers to your questions, take time to make decisions, and refuse a particular type of treatment if you choose.
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Chronic Pain: Overlapping Conditions

arthritisOverlapping conditions often occur with fibromyalgia. Please see the listings below for more information about each condition. Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system (CNS) illness, which includes the brain and spinal cord. Nerve cell endings, or receptors, are at the front end of pain sensation. A stimulus at this part of the nociceptor unleashes a cascade of neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit information within the nervous system) in the spine. Each neurotransmitter has a purpose. For example, substance P relays the pain message to nerves leading to the spinal cord and brain.

These neurotransmitters may also stimulate nerves leading back to the site of the injury. This response prompts cells in the injured area to release chemicals that not only trigger an immune response, but also influence the intensity and duration of the pain. With chronic pain, the CNS becomes over-sensitized and does not process information appropriately.

 

  • A-C: Allergy-Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • D-F: Depression-Functional Bowel Disorder
  • H-L: Hypermobility Syndrome-Lyme Disease
  • M-N: MCS-Nondermatomal Paresthesia
  • O-P: Osteoarthritis-Pulmonary Symptoms
  • R-V: Raynaud's Phenomenon-Vulvodynia
  • Complete Listing: Allergy-Vulvodynia

Please visit www.fmcpaware.org for complete information on this listing.

Last Updated: Thursday, 30 January 2014 20:37