Category Archives: Pain Overview

Phantom pain

Phantom Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Phantom pain sensations are described as perceptions that an individual experiences relating to a limb or an organ that is not physically part of the body. Limb loss is a result of either removal by amputation or congenital limb deficiency (Giummarra et al., 2007). However, phantom limb sensations can also occur following nerve […]

Psychogenic pain

Psychogenic Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Psychogenic pain, also called psychalgia, is physical pain that is caused, increased, or prolonged by mental, emotional, or behavioral factors. Headache, back pain, or stomach pain are some of the most common types of psychogenic pain. It may occur, rarely, in persons with a mental disorder, but more commonly it accompanies or is […]

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Neuropathic pain (‘neuralgia’) is a pain that comes from problems with signals from the nerves. There are various causes. It is different to the common type of pain that is due to an injury, burn, pressure, etc. Traditional painkillers such as paracetamol, anti-inflammatories, codeine and morphine may help, but often do not help […]

Boomer Pain Booming  

Boomer Pain Booming  

Pain management will continue to be an important facet of health care as America ‘s baby boomers age and more of them develop chronic illnesses. If you are fighting pain, tell your doctor. There are many pain treatments that can give you relief, and others Baby boomers are getting older, and effective pain treatment is becoming more important all the time — no coincidence there.

Compressed Nerve (Pinched Nerve)

Compressed Nerve (pinched Nerve)

What is Pinched Nerve? The term pinched nerve describes one type of damage or injury to a nerve or set of nerves. The injury may result from compression, constriction, or stretching. Symptoms include numbness, “pins and needles” or burning sensations, and pain radiating outward from the injured area. One of the most common examples of […]

Pain Caused By Burns

Pain Caused By Burns

Pain management for burns can be difficult since burns differ in type and severity. There are three types of burns: First-degree burns are considered mild compared to other burns. They result in pain and reddening of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). Second-degree burns affect the epidermis and the dermis (lower layer of skin). […]

What Should You Do With Your Chronic Pain?

What Should You Do With Your Chronic Pain?

What Happens In some cases, chronic pain develops after an injury or illness. The pain continues even after you have recovered from the injury or illness. For example, many people who have had a limb amputated report feeling chronic pain in the missing limb (phantom limb pain). Chronic pain can also develop even though you […]