Archive for April 2019

Pain Management and the Truest Solutions You Can Get

There is no instrument or thermometer to objectively measure pain: when one experiences and experiences an unpleasant sensation, one adopts, in a very subjective and personal way, one’s own pain threshold. And the same can be more or less bearable; it can be acute, that is transient, or chronic, it can be physical, that is organic, but also emotional and psychic. In short, pain is what the patient reports to have and often, that pain or, more often, those pains, prevent him from sleeping, walking, working and leading a “normal” life. You will need a Pain management specialist for this task.

Relevant Questions

  • But where do the pains begin and what are the physiological defense mechanisms of pain?
  • Can you get used to the pain?
  • Is the presence of pain always a wake-up call and therefore should we worry or are there also pains that do not involve serious pathologies?
  • Can strategies be learned that help to pay less attention to the pain itself?
  • In addition to pharmacological therapies to pure analgesics, anti-inflammatories and drugs acting on the central nervous system, are there also specific treatments to cure and relieve pain, such as the implantation of stimulators for central and peripheral neuromodulation?

Deal with today’s advice on how to bear and treat pain

The natural course of neuropathic pain depends strongly on the underlying cause. Some conditions, such as vitamin B12 deficiency, can be identified early and treated successfully, but when the cause is permanent nerve damage or an irreversible disease, the pain will tend to be chronic. In this case, it can be difficult to become aware of having a persistent problem and accepting to live with it does not mean resigning oneself to being overwhelmed. In fact, treatments are now available that can effectively alleviate pain and reduce its impact on quality of life. A positive attitude helps to implement all the strategies needed to find the right care and sharing with family members and trusted health professionals is important to receive support and advice to best address it.

Recognize and report your symptoms

Getting to diagnosis quickly and finding the right treatment to relieve pain is a priority for those suffering from neuropathic pain. Its characteristics can be difficult to describe, but, properly reported to the doctor, are of great help to recognize its nature and direct the diagnostic process in the right direction. Neuropathic pain can be continuous or intermittent, arise spontaneously and give unpleasant sensations such as burning, pricking of spines or needles, electric shock, tingling (paresthesia) or accompanied by a reduction in sensitivity (hypoesthesia). When provoked by external stimuli it can be characterized by a painful sensation of disproportionate intensity with respect to the entity of the stimulus (hyperalgesia) or occurring in response to usually non-painful stimuli (allodynia). For example, the simple pressure of the blankets can cause pain in a person with diabetic neuropathy or a light touch of the face can trigger pain in the case of trigeminal neuralgia.

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