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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 done to tame the beast. These advances have emerged in the past several years, as researchers have gained a greater understanding of chronic pain and…

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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 interactions, tell your doctor all the medicines you are taking (including herbal and other complementary medicines). Medication Choices You will likely be given medicines that…

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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 lost strength and flexibility. But over time treatment should reduce the pain and increase your ability to function. You may learn new ways of doing…

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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 or shingles, or it can develop without a known cause. It is also possible that certain brain chemicals that usually suppress pain may not work…

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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. Some people develop pain that never goes away. Fibromyalgia and chronic back pain are in this category. General somatic pain is often treated with nonsteroidal…

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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 have not had an injury or illness. But the result is often the same-a cycle of sleeplessness, inactivity, irritability, depression, and more pain. Chronic pain…

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Causes of foot pain after running on a treadmill

Causes of foot pain after running on a treadmill

(ĐTĐ) – It is generally a good idea to get more exercise. Most of us can use more activity in our lifestyle. To do this, many of us will use a treadmill. It means we can stay indoors, which is excellent when the weather is bad. It may also be more convenient, since treadmills will often be located in a gym or fitness area at work.   However, while the treadmill may be a more convenient and comfortable way to…

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Chronic Leg Pain; Unlocking the Gait

Chronic Leg Pain; Unlocking the Gait

(ĐTĐ) – People who suffer from chronic leg pain are only too aware of how much this problem can interfere with daily activities. Chronic leg pain is the term used to describe a variety of problems that cause an individual discomfort in their legs, and there are a number of different reasons as to why this can happen.   Different causes require different treatments, and the following article shall examine some of the more common forms of chronic leg pain….

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