Pain Management

What to expect after a fracture

Pain is your body’s natural response to a broken bone and injury to the tissues around it. However, it is possible to have a fracture without pain. A bone can break in your spine and you may not know it.


After healing is complete

Many people heal completely and no longer have pain. However, some people have chronic pain which continues long after their injury has healed.


Take Charge: Manage your Pain!

Keep track of when and where you feel pain and discuss it with your doctor.

Track your Pain Level

Keeping track of your pain can be useful. It can help you and your healthcare provider make decisions (decisions about pain medication and activities). Track your pain level at the same time each week.

Review your chart to see if your pain is getting better, and what actions help ease your pain. If you cannot manage your pain or it gets worse, call your doctor.