Category Archives: Chronic Pain

Current Concepts in Managing Chronic Ankle Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Most ankle injuries improve quickly, but others become long-term problems. Knowing how to accurately and efficiently make the diagnosis and manage such injuries is an important part of any primary care or orthopaedic practice.   Ankle injuries rank among the most common musculoskeletal complaints, often sending patients to an emergency department or primary […]

Pain: Chronic and Acute

(ĐTĐ) – Pain is purely subjective, difficult to define, and often hard to characterize or interpret. It is currently defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional response to a stimulus associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage (3–5). However, pain has never been shown to be a simple […]

Common causes of lower back pain

Common causes of low back pain (lumbar backache) include lumbar strain, nerve irritation, lumbar radiculopathy, bony encroachment, and conditions of the bone and joints. Each of these is reviewed below. Lumbar strain (acute, chronic) A lumbar strain is a stretch injury to the ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles of the low back. The stretching incident results […]

Stress Relaxation and Natural Pain Relief

Stress Relaxation And Natural Pain Relief

Chronic pain is complex. Research over the past 25 years has shown that pain is influenced by emotional and social factors. These need to be addressed along with the physical causes of pain. Chronic stress is one factor that contributes to chronic pain. The good news is that you can get natural pain relief by […]

Causes of Back Pain

Causes Of Back Pain

It is important to understand that back pain is a symptom of a medical condition, not a diagnosis itself. Medical problems that can cause back pain include the following: Mechanical problems: A mechanical problem is due to the way your spine moves or the way you feel when you move your spine in certain ways. Perhaps […]

Chronic Pain Relief: New Treatments

Chronic Pain Relief: New Treatments

(ĐTĐ) – New advances in drugs and technology mean there are now better solutions for chronic pain relief.   If you’re living with chronic pain, here’s important news. Today’s pain specialists have sophisticated new treatments — from effective drugs to implants and electrical stimulation — to provide chronic pain relief. There’s much that can be […]

Chronic Pain Treatment Choices

Chronic Pain Treatment Choices

Medications Medicines can often help control chronic pain. Many different drugs, both prescription and nonprescription, are used to treat chronic pain. All these medicines can cause side effects and should be taken exactly as they are prescribed. In some cases, it may take several weeks before medicines work to reduce pain. To avoid dangerous drug […]

Chronic Pain Treatment Overview

Chronic Pain Treatment Overview

(ĐTĐ) – Treating chronic pain can be challenging. Often the reason for the pain is not clear, and it may take several types or combinations of treatments before you find relief.   When treatment is started, some people may have increased pain because their chronic pain has caused them to be inactive and they have […]

Chronic Pain: Cause, Symptoms, Exams and Tests

Chronic Pain: Cause, Symptoms, Exams And Tests

Cause The cause of chronic pain is not clear. When you have an injury or illness, certain nerves send pain signals to your brain. With chronic pain, these pain signals continue for weeks, months, or even years after you recover. Chronic pain can develop after a major injury or illness, such as a back injury […]

Types of Chronic Pain

Types Of Chronic Pain

General somatic pain (pain from the outer body) Pains from your skin and muscles are easily localized by the brain because these pains are common. You have experienced general somatic pain since childhood when you have fallen or been hit by a person or an object. Normally, somatic pain gets better in a few days. […]