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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

 

Chronic pain is very real. Chronic pain is sending millions of people to doctors and pain treatment centers. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than the temporal course of natural healing that is associated with a particular disease or injury. Chronic pain is a slow growing process of pain developing in certain parts of body. The National Institute of Health (NIH) added that chronic pain is when the signals of pain persist in the nerve system continually for weeks, months and even years.

 

Chronic pain is common; affecting about 15% of the global population. It’s challenging medically (increasing consultation rates by 500%) and very costly (17 billion+ in lost wages or earnings in the UK alone in 2002). The fact that one out of every 10 people in the USA lives with chronic pain is proof enough that the current state of pain management is not acceptable.

 

Chronic pain is the type of pain that is most commonly observed in cases of an underlying medical condition. The most common source of the chronic pain is damage to the spinal facet joints, followed by disc pain. Chronic pain may cause other symptoms or conditions, including depression and anxiety.

 

Also, chronic pain may also worsen with environmental changes (cold temperatures or changing weather pressures) and psychological factors or mental/emotional stress. Fortunately, most chronic pain can be reduced or eliminated. In short, we believe that most chronic pain is not just manageable, but can actually be totally alleviated using natural means in most cases.

 

While chronic pain is a major problem, patients do have options to treat it. Chronic pain is a serious condition, but so is addiction to painkillers. Another method to control chronic pain is the use of trigger point injections. Your doctor may also recommend physical therapy, especially if your chronic pain is injury related.

 

Long term pain, or chronic pain, is very difficult to live with. Coping with chronic pain is a difficult struggle that requires a lifestyle management approach focused on caring for body, mind and spirit. According to medical research, "chronic pain is often unpredictable", and managing the condition requires patience, planning, and endurance. If any chronic pain issue is causing you pain that is preventing you from functioning in a normal manner, locate a pain management clinic in your area or a physician who specializes in pain management and get an evaluation of your condition

 

 


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