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You may experience pain due to various reasons that include pain due to arthritis, cancer, old injury, sports injury and so on. However, you should know how to get this pain under control with the use of various pain management techniques.

To know more, you can consult pain management doctors near you or visit pain management hospitals near you.

What are the kinds of pain you can experience?

Pain can be described as an uncomfortable and unpleasant sensation in the body. Pain can hamper your regular activities. Thus, pain management would help you get relief from pain. But first you need to know what kind of pain you are dealing with. Some of the common types of pain are as follows:

  • Acute pain - Acute pain is caused by specific injuries such as broken bone, burns, cuts, surgery, childbirth, dental work, etc.
  • Chronic pain - Chronic pain is the pain that persists for a long time. Chronic pain is caused due to various medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, circulation problems, cancer, back pain, headache, etc. 
  • Breakthrough pain - This type of pain occurs all of a sudden while taking medications for chronic pain.
  • Bone pain - Bone pain is associated with the diseases that impact the function of bones due to cancer, leukemia, osteoporosis, fracture, infection, etc.
  • Nerve pain - Some of the common causes of nerve pain are alcohol, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cancer, limb amputation, injury to the brain, vitamin B deficiency, etc.
  • Phantom pain - This pain is common among those people who have their limbs amputated. 
  • Soft tissue pain - Some of the common causes of soft tissue pain are sciatica, neck injury, back problems, bursitis, sports injuries, sprains, rotator cuff injury, fibromyalgia, etc. 
  • Referred pain - Referred pain occurs at a particular location due to inflammation in other parts of the body. 

What are the common symptoms of pain?

  • Burning sensation
  • Stiffness
  • Soreness
  • Dull ache
  • Shooting
  • Throbbing
  • Squeezing
  • Stinging
  • Mood changes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Feeling tired
  • Lack of energy

What are the causes that lead to pain?

  • Headache
  • Peripheral nerve pain
  • Compression fractures
  • Facial pain
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Myofasciitis
  • Cancer pain
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Torticollis
  • Plantar fasciitis

If you have any of the above pain, then you should immediately opt for pain management.

When do you need to see a doctor?

You should immediately seek professional help if you feel pain, as continuous pain can indicate an underlying condition. The doctor will tell you how to manage pain to improve your quality of life.

Request an Appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the risk factors for pain?

You are at a higher risk of pain due to the following factors:

  • Biological Factors
  • Getting old
  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Previous injury
  • Psychological Factors
  • Mood disorders
  • Childhood trauma
  • Lifestyle Factors
  • High-risk job
  • Smoking
  • Stress

What are the complications?

If you do not take pain management steps on time, then a number of problems can arise due to the pain. Some of the complications associated with pain are:

  • Trauma
  • Loss of job
  • Poor concentration
  • Loss of memory
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Others

How can we prevent pain?

Some of the steps that would help you to prevent pain are:

  • Maintaining healthy weight
  • Being physically fit
  • Quitting smoking
  • Managing stress
  • Managing your depression or anxiety at the earliest with professional help

How can we treat Pain?

There are various types of pain management medications that would help in treating pain. Some of the medications for pain management are as follows:

  • Nonopioids - This medicine is similar to morphine, but it is not addictive.
  • Weak opioids - This type of medicine is similar to morphine but is not strong.
  • Combination opioids - This type of medicine contains non-opioids as well.
  • Strong opioids - This type of medicine can be prescribed for severe pain.

Some of the therapy options for pain management are:

  • Physical therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Conclusion

Pain management is essential to improve your quality of life. It can be done with various treatment options such as medications, therapies, mind and body techniques and so on. Acute pain, nerve pain, bone pain and soft tissue pain are some of the common types of pain for which an individual should consult professionals for its management.

What are the non-pharmacological treatment options for pain?

Some of the drug-free treatments of pain are physiotherapy, acupressure, acupuncture, massage, hypnosis, yoga, magnetic therapy, psychotherapy, and counselling.

Should pain management medication be taken when there is a lot of pain?

No, you should not wait until your pain gets severe as pain is easier to control when it is mild.

Would I get addicted to narcotic medications?

No, if you take the medicines as prescribed, you won’t get addicted to narcotic drugs.

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