Pain Causes, Relief, Control and Management
Dealing with pain can be a real pain, especially if you suffer from an acute or chronic condition that can last weeks or even months. But thankfully, pain doesn’t have to become part of your daily life, and with the right diagnosis, prescription pain relief medications, and a pain management plan, you can ease the symptoms of your condition and lead a happy pain-free life.
There are many different types of pain and we all deal with it differently. Common pain causes include menstruation, headaches, bone fractures, cuts and scrapes -- but they are usually only temporary, and can be treated with over-the-counter medication, anti-inflammatory creams, and natural remedies.
Then there is acute pain, a pain caused by broken bones, surgery, a sprained ankle, a strained back, or any type of soft tissue damage. Acute pain typically lasts no longer than 3 – 6 months, and it improves as your body heals, but three to six months can feel like a very long time if you are in pain, and so prescription painkillers and a pain management plan are usually required.
Finally, there is chronic pain caused by illnesses such as osteoarthritis, cancer, some types of diabetes, fibromyalgia, and nerve conditions. Chronic pain generally lasts over six months, and can range from mild to excruciating. Some people experience constant pain, while for others it can come and go, and so every person is different. For many chronic pain suffers, pain medication is a part of daily life.
Fortunately, we do not have to live with pain, and with the right pain relief medications, both pharmaceutical and natural, we can ease our symptoms and get on with our lives, even when living with chronic pain. Depending on the type of pain you have, your doctor may recommend natural remedies and exercise, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation treatments, otherwise referred to as TENS, or they may prescribe a powerful painkiller such as Codeine.
If painkillers work best for you, you can buy Codeine from a registered pharmacy and have them delivered, so even those with reduced mobility can access pain relief from the comfort of their own home.
In some instances, it is possible to control your pain without the use of medications, and so it is always advisable to discuss all options with your GP. Physiotherapy, light exercise, a healthy diet rich in pain relieving foods such as ginger, turmeric and cloves, Heat and Cold Therapy, acupuncture, and natural remedies can offer instant pain relief, and when combined with a positive attitude, you will be back to your old self in no time.
If you are living with chronic pain it can feel like a life sentence, but it doesn’t have to be. With a pain management plan and the right pain relief medications, you can lead a normal, happy, active life, and get back to doing the things you love most.
Depending on your diagnosis and medical condition, your doctor or health care professional will provide a short or long-term pain management plan that will teach you how to how to reduce the symptoms or severity of your pain, how and when to take your prescription medications, how much exercise you should incorporate into your day, and most importantly of all, how to live with chronic pain so that it doesn’t take over your life. Whether you have been involved in a car accident which is causing your pain or surgery, you shouldn't have to be in pain for the rest of your life.
It is estimated that over 10 million people in the UK live with chronic pain, but just 15% of sufferers seek medical help for their condition. If you are suffering from any kind of pain, speak to your GP, you do not have to suffer in silence, and there are plenty of medicines and natural remedies available that could transform your life and help you get back on your feet.
Phil Cohen is a graduate from San Diego State University, with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Public Relations. He is currently working with a computer firm in Tampa, Florida. In his free time he enjoys freelance writing about technology products, as well as Scuba Diving, White Water Rafting, and taking Road Trips.