Chronic Pain Treatment and Therapy
Basically, there are 2 types of pain, acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain does not last long and usually goes away as your body heals. Chronic pain lasts at least six months or more after your body has healed. Sometimes, people who have chronic pain do not know what is causing it. Along with discomfort, chronic pain can cause low sel-esteem, depression and anger. It can interfere with your daily activities. Chronic pain may be mild to severe. You may have pain that comes back from time to time over several weeks, months, or years. During this condition, a visit to your doctor will help you start with your chronic pain treatment and management. Telling your doctor about your pain will help him find the right treatment for you. Treatment of chronic pain usually involves medicines and therapy. Tell your doctor where the pain is exactly and how bad it is and how often your pain occurs. Also talk about what makes your pain better or worse. Your doctor may review other health problems you may have such as arthritis, breathing problems and heart conditions, because these may keep you from doing some types of therapy. They may also ask if you have had any problems with sleep, mood or anxiety. It is important that you discuss with your doctor everything that you feel will intervene with the treatment or therapy because it might worsen the pain instead of treating it. Medicines used for chronic pain include pain relievers, antidepressants and anti convulsants.