Pain that lasts for 3 monthsor more, is called chronic. Pain - is the way that your body tells you that with them that something is wrong. Normal to feel pain when you are injured or sick. But the pain that lasts for weeks, months or years - this is not normal.
Chronic pain can occur anywhere in the body. It can be from mild and annoying to so severe that significantly impair daily life.
Chronic pain can occur in anyhuman. Most often, it occurs in older people, but it is not a normal part of aging. Older people often have long term health problems such as diabetes and arthritis, which can lead to persistent pain.
Causes of chronic pain is not always clear. Chronic pain may occur because brain chemicals that usually stop pain after you are recovering from illness or injury, do not work properly. Or the pain may cause nerve damage. Chronic pain can also occur without any known cause.
Symptoms of chronic pain
Common symptoms of chronic pain include:
- Pain, ranging from mild to very severe, that does not go as expected.
- Pain shooting, burning, aching or like an electric shock.
- Soreness, tightness or poor mobility.
If you suffer from pain duringlong time, this may lead to the fact that you feel more fatigue and depression may result. The pain may be in the way of your normal social life and physical activity. You may feel a pain that will not be able to go to school or work. Emotional distress can enhance the pain you feel. Can weaken your body's defense system (immune system), which can lead to penetration of infection and disease occurrence.
Diagnosis of chronic pain
Your doctor can determine whether you suffer from chronic pain by asking you questions about your past illnesses and your general health. He or she may also conduct a physical examination.
To find out which medicalthe problem is the cause of the pain, you may need to get tested and go through the study. Your doctor can test you for the presence of the problems of the nervous system, and may prescribe you a blood test. He or she may also ask you questions to check your mood and mental health, and to check how much you are able to think, reason and remember. In most cases, the test results - in the normal range. This complicates the recognition of the exact cause of the pain. But this does not mean that your pain is not real.
Treatment of chronic pain
In order to relieve pain or mild pain,arising from time to time, you can apply the treatment at home. Exercise, sufficient sleep and a healthy diet can help to relieve chronic pain. It may also help to use non-prescription painkillers, such as aminofen, aspirin or ibuprofen. You can also decide to try complementary and alternative therapies such as massage and yoga.
Talk with your doctor if your pain persistsor amplified. It is possible that you have to try different treatments in order to understand what is right for you. For different types of chronic pain using medicines that are taken by mouth, injections, causing numbness, acupuncture, nerve stimulation, and surgery. It is important to build your doctor a clear treatment plan. The best plan - it is a combination of several types of attraction.
Living with chronic pain can be difficult. To cope with this can help you counseling. It can also help you cope with the feeling of hopelessness, fear, anger, depression and anxiety. Chronic pain can often be controlled so that it does not interfere with your life and your daily activities.