Chronic Pain and Ways to Manage it

Chronic pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that persists over a longer period of time. Chronic pain is resistant to most medical treatments. According to research reported by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, there are approximately 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain.

Types of Chronic Pain

Chronic Back PainA few types of Neuropathic pain and Musculoskeletal pain are:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Gout Pain
  • Leg Pain

Treatment Options

Medication, behavioral medicine, injections, nerve blocks, physical therapy, occupational therapy, acupuncture, and massage are a few treatment options for chronic pain. It is recommended that you see a pain management doctor to find you the best treatment option.

Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Avoid negative feeling such as depression, anxiety, stress and anger as they may increase the level of pain due to sensitivity. Meditation and yoga are techniques that help your body relax and may reduce the pain. Exercise helps reduce pain as well. Smoking an alcohol can make other problems that will worsen chronic pain.

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