Do you experience one or more of the pain mention below?
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Wrist pain
- Upper back pain
- Butt pain
- Children’s back pain
- Hip pain
- Pregnancy back pain
- Elbow pain
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Feet & heel pain
- Ankle pain
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What is pain?
Pain is like an alarm signal, it will trigger to inform you that there is damage done in your body, even if pain comes on and off.
Pain signals are send to our brain through our nerves in our skin and organs.
What are the different types of pain?
Pain can be located at several areas:
- Muscles, bones and joints. Pain in these areas can be cause by an injury or muscle strain. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia can cause pain to these areas.
- Nerves. This type of pain happens when the nerve is being compressed. Sciatica is an example.
- Skin. Pain in the skin can be cause by infection such as cellulitis.
Does all pain feel the same?
Everyone feels pain differently. Pain can be sharp, throbbing or burning.
Some pain goes away after resting but other pain is so serious that it has affect your daily activities and the pain does not go away without treatment.
How long can pain last?
Pain can last for a short time or a long time. It can be an on and off thing for many many years. How long pain lasts will depend on its source and severity.
Pain that starts shortly after an injury is acute pain.
Pain that has been going on for many years is chronic pain. Injury that does not heal well or other medical condition like lower back pain.
Treatment for pain
Our specialist probably will treat your pain while he tries to figure out the cause. Many drugs are helpful, though how well they work depends on the patient and the nature of pain.
Analgesics (painkillers) are the most common pain remedy.
Narcotic pain relievers, are the most powerful pain treatments. These usually are reserved for the most intense pain.
Sometimes medications are injected directly into the region of pain or near a nerve to interrupt the pain signal.
Non-drug treatments for pain include:
Non-drug treatments may be especially useful for people with chronic pain. In some cases, these treatments may stimulate our own body’s self healing mechanisms. In other cases, non-drug treatments work directly on nerves to interfere with pain messages.
If your pain does not improve with time, and simple treatments does not work. Seek medical attention soonest.