Many people think of chronic pain as a problem that only affects older people. In reality, though, more than 76 million Americans of all ages have experienced this condition at one time or another, according to the National Institutes for Health. If you’re among them, then this post is for you. Read on as we suggest a three-step plan for minimizing the effect of pain on your life. Please note: This information is no substitute for medical treatment as recommended by your healthcare provider. 


It’s all set. You’ve pencil-circled the date of your operation on your calendar, after which you’ll be in full post-op recovery. Assuming the surgery is a success, you’ll want to heal quickly and well. To optimize your upcoming healing process, readying your home for your immediate post-surgery body will play a significant role in how smooth of a recovery you’ll experience after the operation.