Chronic pain is a condition that can drastically impact every aspect of one’s life, possibly leading to major depression, sleep problems, work loss, relationship and financial difficulties, and more. Even in relatively mild cases, chronic pain can reduce one’s quality and enjoyment of life – making it difficult to enjoy everyday activities, such as sports, shopping and excelling at work.
Because chronic pain can be so devastating and difficult to understand, it is critical to know all the options available for pain management.
In general, pain management is defined as a program designed by both a patient and his or her doctor to help relieve or reduce the chronic pain and give a person more freedom to live the life they want to lead. Pain management programs often include a wide range of options, ranging from exercise, pain medications, and injections, to alternative approaches such as hypnotism and biofeedback. Knowing the options for your pain management program is a good start to successful pain management.
This article provides an overview of what you need to know about pain management, including:
Most pain management techniques fall into three categories.
The best pain management program often requires a combination of two or more of these types of pain management – doing just one is usually not enough. Pain management is not an exact science, so finding the pain management approach that works best for you is most often a process of trial and error.
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The information provided herein should not be used as a substitute for medical advice in any way. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for any and all medical conditions and symptoms.
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