What is pain management?
Pain management is the process of reducing and eliminating pain caused by injuries, long term conditions and post-surgery. There can be many reasons behind a painful condition; one of the most common we see is chronic back-pain. In such cases, painkillers are often of limited help and the person suffering could benefit from discussing pain management options.
What is pain management used for?
Pain management is needed for treating abnormal cases of severe pain. When a person keeps taking painkillers for a long period of time, the immune system gets used of painkillers and there may come a time when the pain is no longer alleviated with just the use of medication. Pain should be taken seriously and managed without relying on painkillers only. For this sort of chronic pain we recommend working with a pain management expert.
What does pain management consist of?
Pain management is as varied as the types of pain it seeks to neutralize. Often the treatments are focused on learning on how to get control over pain rather than simply trying to eliminate it with medication. This could occur in one-on-one or group sessions with a psychologist or therapist to talk about how to deal with pain. Apart from these sessions, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, injections and acupuncture have applications in pain management. Your pain management expert will be able to suggest a range of options to help deal with your particular form of pain.
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