Chronic pain - Causes, symptoms and treatment. MF.
Apr 16, 2018
Chronic pain is a pain( an unpleasant feeling of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period of time. Chronic pain usually persists for at least 3 months. Unlike acute pain, which occurs suddenly in response to a particular damage, and is usually treatable, chronic pain does not go away over time and is often resistant to medical treatment. Chronic pain, as a rule, affects the ability to work, daily life and the quality of life.
Chronic pain can be associated with various diseases, injuries or it may be preceded by trauma. Chronic pain in old age is often associated with degenerative processes caused by age, including arthritis and disorders affecting the spine. These conditions often cause pain in the back, neck, thighs and knees.
Chronic pain may worsen due to weather, environmental and / or psychological factors.
There are various treatment options for people with chronic pain. The first help is to remove the symptom of pain and improve the person's self-awareness to improve his daily life. Interestingly, chronic pain can sometimes be cured only by quitting smoking and / or caffeine, weight loss by optimizing nutrition and / or sleep. Chronic pain requires strict medical supervision.
Diseases that can cause chronic pain
• Ankylosing spondylitis
• Bursitis of the knee
• Pain in cancer
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Cluster Headaches
• Diabetic neuropathy
• Headaches in children
• Inflammatory bowel disease: intestinal problems
• Irritable bowel syndrome
•Pain in the knee
• Back pain
• Multiple sclerosis
• Muscle pain( Myofascial pain syndrome)
• Neck pain
• Neuropathic pain
• Musculoskeletal pain: Musculoskeletal pain
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Diseases of peripheral vessels
• Psoriatic arthritis
• Reactive arthritis
• Diseases of repetitive motion( RMDS)
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Shoulder Bursitis
• Dorsal Headaches
• Temporomandibular joint damage( TMJ)
• Tension headache
• Trigeminal neuralgia
• Uterine fibroids( benign uterine tumor)
• Attack, trauma
Causes of chronic pain
• Previous injury
• Neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve
Examples of medications for chronic pain
Painkillers are selected depending on the cause of the pain