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Chronic Pain

 

Pain that last longer than 6 months can be called chronic.

What to look for

This condition may include tingling, or other sensations, numbness, lack of energy, depression, along with sleeping difficulties, and weakness. Some common forms of chronic pain are: this type of pain can include muscle, joint, headaches or back pain that is enduring and debilitating or uncomfortable. This type of pain can be isolate, continuous, uncomfortable or Chronic pain can be mild or it can be agonizing.  The most common areas are the ones above, however chronic pain can also include Achilles problems, sinus and other forms of degenerative joint disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, and localized pain. The state of your mind has a lot to do with your awareness of pain you have. And your state of mind is motivated by the surroundings you find yourself in and your attitudes as well. The mental effect pain can have on us is substantial.

Pain can cause our personality to alter. The immune system may also become affected adversely from persistent pain

Causes

There are many and varied causes of chronic pain. Some possible causes are as follows:- back pain being overweight nerve damage and injuries that fail to heal properly.  Affect on bones and joints because of aging. curvature of the spine or to no obvious physical cause to a traumatic injury chronic pain can also be because of diseases

Lifestyle

If you feel that the pain is worse have a rest, but not for long too much rest can do more harm the muscle will then weaken. You should exercise it is very good for your muscles and it may help you get rid of the pain people suffering form chronic pain try relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga they are very helpful

Dietary Considerations

Certain supplements have been known to help a lot with chronic pain. These are:- DL-Phenylalanine (amino acid), Valerian, white willow bark.

At-Home Remedies

Try to Remember "RICE" R - Rest - Rest I - Apply ice to the affected area - C - Compress the area - E - Elevate the area. - Take herbal remedies suggested by a qualified herbalist Do some low-impact exercise.

When to seek further professional advice

Your pain continues for several weeks and doesn't respond to over-the-counter products or rest. Contact your doctor.

Alternative Choices

Aromatherapy - Mix together the following essential oils with a carrier oil such as sweet almond, apricot kernel, or jojoba oil, and massage this blend into your skin at the site of the pain: see aromatherapy for more remedies
Herbal Therapies - Capsicum, the vital ingredient in cayenne is believed to increase the blood flow to the joint tissues, thereby it can reduce inflammation. Try using black cohosh or evening primrose oil this may also lessen inflammation. Rubbing a dilution of peppermint oil on the affected area may have a temporary numbing effect. If you are pregnant you must take special precaution
Homoeopathy - Try Rhus toxicodendron for joint, back, and arthritic problems that feel worse when you wake up and start feeling better when it is warm. A topical homoeopathic creams that have Arnica as a main ingredient can help with muscle and joint pain.

Traditional Treatment

People who suffer from chronic pain may need professional help. The aim is not just to relieve the pain but also to help the patient the chronic pain to come to terms with the pain and function in spite of it. Usually the first step is to get them of the dependence of pain killing medications. Some of the other methods used for by pain specialists are relaxation techniques to control brain-wave activity, to help them deal with the pain. Acupuncture and meditation are the other forms of alternative therapy over-the -counter pain killers can also help control milder cases of musculoskeletal pain and reduce inflammation. If these do not work your doctor may prescribe stronger drugs.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-18