Pain Management

It is not necessary that each and every pain you feel in your body might be occurring from some severe condition. Only you can be the best judge of your pain syndromes. However, it is essential to find out the reason of such occurrence of pain so that you can help you body revive its lost health.

Acute Pain:

Any pain that starts off suddenly and is quite a sharp one in feeling is what we call as an acute pain. This kind of pain could last for just a few moments while for some it could span as long as several weeks. However, acute pain is a clear sign of some grave disease in your body that needs urgent attention. Also it could be triggered as a result of some dental work, surgery, broken bones, burns, cuts, or during labor and childbirth. In majority of the cases, the acute pain gets relieved once the underlying cause has been treated and lasts maximum for a period of six months. However, if such acute pain is left unmitigated, it could lead to chronic pain.

Chronic Pain:

It is not necessary that chronic pain always occurs due to any past injury or body damage. However the most common complaints of chronic pain include headache, low back pain, cancer pain, or arthritis pain. In case of any damage to the nerves you could suffer from neurogenic pain. When such chronic pain cannot be attributed to any such past underlying conditions in the body, it is known as psychogenic pain. Chronic pains are generally seen to originate as a result of some initial trauma suffered by the body. When such injury gets healed and the pain persists for weeks, months or even years, a person gets gripped with fear in mind regarding such chronic pain and this might hold them back from pursuing a normal life. The physical pain could be seen in limited mobility, dearth of energy, tense muscles and changes in appetite. On a more emotional note, they may even go into depression, anxiety, anger and feel fear in their mind.

Treatment for Pain:

For maximum pain relief you can use one or a combination of different treatment options. This includes physical therapy, electrical simulation, psychological counseling, behavior modification, and alternative treatments like acupuncture, biofeedback or relaxation methods. You could use non-prescriptions drugs like Motrin, Aleve, Tylenol or stronger pills like Codeine, Morphine and even Anesthesia. You can use local anesthetics to solve nerve blocks and in severe cases of pain, you may have to resort to surgery as well.