Petition to Stop Chronic Pain Sufferers From Being Forgotten
The Goal: To ensure that doctors and the general public understand the symptoms of chronic pain.
The Problem: When you have an illness, most people go to the doctors and find out exactly what is wrong with them. In many cases you will be told 'you have the flu' or 'you've got chicken pox' and then you can get specific treatment for your health concern. For people with chronic pain, things aren't that simple. Finding a solution to chronic pain can often be extremely difficult as the condition varies from person to person and there is no 'one size fits all' cure. As a result of this, many people living with chronic pain are forgotten and left to fend for themselves when it comes to finding chronic and joint pain relief.
The Solution: In order to ensure that chronic pain sufferers are no longer forgotten, this petition urges governments and medical institutions to do more research into the causes and cures for chronic pains. Doctors should also advise sufferers about alternative treatments for chronic pain, and not simply ignore the issue. This is a condition like any other, that affects millions of people, and people living with it should not have to suffer in silence or be forgotten by the medical system.