Pain Management

Pain can range from mildly annoying, such as a headache, to excruciating and life-threatening, such as chest pain associated with a heart attack. Pain can be acute or chronic, lasting a few weeks or months, or chronic, lasting more than three months.

Chronic pain is dissimilar to ordinary pain. Even after an injury has healed, the body continues to send pain signals to the brain in the case of chronic pain. This can last anywhere from several weeks to years. Chronic pain can limit your mobility and reduce your flexibility, strength, and endurance. This may make it challenging to get through daily tasks and activities. The affected areas may experience a burning or aching sensation due to the sharp or dull nature of the pain. It may be continuous or intermittent, appearing and disappearing for no apparent reason. Chronic pain can affect almost any part of the body. Pain can manifest differently in each affected area.

Chronic pain is one of the most challenging conditions to treat. In the past, our focus was on medication alone, but evidence has shown the considerable benefit of Pain Neuroscience Education. This includes educating the patient about their pain, where it originates and how the brain plays a central role in continuing the pain. The vital role of activity and exercise is highlighted.

Chronic pain affects every aspect of a person's life. Support and symptom relief comprise the most effective treatment. Frequently, a multidisciplinary approach is required to provide the necessary interventions for pain management. Typically, pain management programmes are administered on an outpatient basis.

1How long can you take painkillers?
You should only take over-the-counter painkillers for three days before consulting a medical professional about your ongoing pain.
2Does chronic pain go away?
Chronic pain may disappear for periods at a time but usually returns if left untreated.
3What does chronic mean?
Chronic, specifically referring to an illness, means an illness that recurs consistently and lasts for a long period.