Chronic Pain Relief
Chronic Pain Relief
Traditional treatments used to treat chronic pain are medications, nerve blocks, or surgery. Less invasive treatments used are psychotherapy, relaxation therapies, biofeedback, and behavior modification. These methods can be powerful and effective in some people. However, there are people who do not find any relief from these traditional methods. Many people feel as though they have slipped through the cracks of traditional medicine and feel forgotten and all alone and some even hopeless.
Some have found that trying alternative medicine approaches can provide relief from chronic pain. These may include acupuncture, meditation, massage, healing touch, and other similar treatments.
Healing Touch Pain Release uses a combination of physical and energetic techniques to soothe the body’s systems to help provide a pathway to find proper pain relief in chronic pain sufferers.
Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different. Chronic pain persists—often for months or even longer.
Chronic pain may arise from an initial injury, such as a back sprain, or there may be an ongoing cause, such as illness. However, there may also be no clear cause. Other health problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite, and mood changes, often accompany chronic pain. Chronic pain may limit a person’s movements, which can reduce flexibility, strength, and stamina. This difficulty in carrying out important and enjoyable activities can lead to disability and despair.
Since pain is a very personal and subjective experience, it can be difficult and frustrating to get diagnosed. There is no test that can measure and locate pain with precision. So, health professionals rely on the patient’s own description of the type, timing, and location of pain. Defining pain as sharp or dull, constant or on-and-off, or burning or aching may give the best clues to the cause of the pain. These descriptions are part of what is called the pain history, taken during the start of the evaluation of a patient with pain.
Although technology can help health professionals form a diagnosis, the best treatment plans are tailored to the person, with input from healthcare team members, who each have different training backgrounds and understand chronic pain. The person with pain and his or her loved ones also must be actively involved in the treatment.
With chronic pain, the goal of treatment is to reduce pain and improve function, so the person can resume day-to-day activities. Patients and their healthcare providers have a number of options for the treatment of pain. Some are more effective than others. Whatever the treatment plan, it is important to remember that chronic pain usually cannot be cured, but it can be managed.