Chronic Pain Treatment
Pain that usually lasts for more than three months or recurs frequently is called “chronic pain“. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain may not be caused by damaged tissue. It is thought to be associated with pain memory in the relevant centers of the brain and sensitive areas around the spine.
There is no permanent cure for chronic pain, but it can be successfully managed. In particular, reducing stress will also reduce your pain levels.
How do we do it?
- Non-prescription painkillers: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – NSAIDs (aspirin , ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) NSAIDs also reduce inflammationand swelling. Topical painkillers can also be used for arthritis and muscle pain.
- Prescription drugs: In more severe cases, opioids(morphine, codeine, hydrocodone and oxycodone), some antidepressants and anticonvulsants may be prescribed. Antidepressants can be very effective in treating some types of pain by affecting the way the brain processes pain. They can also help control the depression and anxiety that chronic pain can cause.
Our Holistic Approach
TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
Trigger point injections
Exercise and physical therapy for chronic pain
Acupuncture and acupressure