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What Chronic Pain Support Groups Are Available?

I'm having a hard time coping with my chronic pain. Are any support groups available for people with my condition?
 

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If your friends and family accept that your chronic pain is real and not "all in your head," consider yourself lucky and count your blessings. However, even the most supportive and understanding friends and family will never truly understand how chronic pain affects every aspect of your life, unless they have experienced chronic pain as well. Here is where support groups really shine. Talking with others going through similar painful situations can be a relief, and support groups can be a wealth of invaluable real-life information.
 
There may be support groups in your community, although this is not necessarily true for smaller towns or rural areas. Also, there are seemingly endless numbers of online support groups for every type of chronic pain. Find a group that welcomes you with open arms -- there is no reason to stay with a group that isn't a good fit for your situation or personality. 
 
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