We don’t disagree.
Even so, it’s important to understand what chronic pain and its causes. Not only will you be able to better assess whether you should be seeing your doctor, you will also be able to assess how a number of chronic pain treatments may be able to help.
What is Chronic Pain?
Sharp, stabbing, stinging, hot, aching, dull, ouch, OMG STOP IT! Unless you have a rare condition that prevents your body from feeling it, the above all go by a single name (…kind of like Cher): pain.
Pain becomes chronic when it lasts for a significant amount of time. There’s actually a name for that too—Chronic Pain Syndrome, also known as CPS.
Causes of chronic pain/Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS.)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Migraine Headaches (I get them and didn’t know this!)
- Back spasms
- IBD/IBS (Inflammatory bowel disease)
- And so many others that we won’t bore you with a 100 page list.
From Ancient Greece to the Present.
My ancient Greek ancestors believed that chronic pain, or simply regular pain for that matter, was the result of evil spirits. Alternatively, the other theory was that chronic pain was the work of Poine aka the Greek God/Goddess of Revenge. Yeah, they were a little bit off. (Sorry about that!)
Thanks to modern medicine, chronic pain has become better understood, though its process is complicated. It involves various chemicals of the brain, as well as the spinal column. Electrical impulses are responsible for sending signals to pain sensory nerves to the brain. Combined, these chemicals and electrical impulses let the brain know that it should have its neurotransmitter receptor respond, as these are the things in our bodies’ chemicals that are stimulated when pain is transmitted.
Chronic pain was annoying enough… who knew it was so complicated inside, too?
Are you suffering from Chronic Pain Syndrome? If so, are there signs that you need to seek pain relief methods?
Unfortunately, there is no magic instrument available to measure the severity of pain. Doctors rely on your description, and even then, make their best (educated) guess on what to recommend for pain management.
Would you be surprised to learn that even if pain is mild or merely uncomfortable, yet frequent, you should still see your doctor to identify its cause? While this is a given if chronic pain has interfered with your daily life by limiting your activity level and ability to work, if it’s mild, the quicker it’s looked at, the better your chance of it being treatable or even temporary.
How do you relieve chronic pain? Are there natural methods that are effective in treating chronic pain?
There are a number of ways to relieve chronic pain. These include everything from pain relief creams and lotions to acupuncture to walking. There is no shame in using medications when they are needed and your doctor can discuss those options.
The reason we suggest natural pain relief methods is because these do not carry the risk of abuse that many Rx painkillers may have. Additionally, your risk of side effects are generally quite low. Natural methods of relieving pain are effective To ensure the best success, early detection and treatment is key.
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