By Rose Wellness Center | 01/18/2021

What Is Chronic Pain? Is There Help?

What Is Chronic Pain? Is There Help?

Chronic pain management is becoming necessary because chronic pain is an epidemic that is afflicting millions of people on a daily basis and is getting worse. Patients are suffering with pain due to old injuries, arthritis, tissue inflammation, or other degenerative conditions of the body. Chronic pain is defined as the prevalence of pain symptoms that persist over 12 weeks and can last for months, if not years. Most chronic pain symptoms are dull and achy of a mild to moderate intensity but can periodically become “flared up” with severe, debilitating pain. There are also many different types of chronic pain (click here).

The usual medical answer is to put the patient on pain and “anti-inflammatory” medications to ease the pain while waiting in hope that the body will recover. However, this painkiller road to recovery is filled with potholes and often becomes the source health issues such as the side effects of long-term use of these two types of medications.

Some patients are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, what is that? Fibromyalgia is a chronic medical issue causing widespread fatigue and pain, stiffness and fatigue. Sufferers often experience sleep problems and psychological disorders, such as anxiety and depression. In addition to affecting the soft tissues and muscles throughout the body, fibromyalgia intensifies the level of pain felt by the patient. Researchers have found that this disorder affects the pain receptors in the brain. The symptoms associated with fibromyalgia can vary from person to person and can include both physical and psychological symptoms.

Chronic inflammation is one of the primary causes of pain. When tissues become irritated because of toxins, injury or infection; inflammation can occur. Click here to read about foods to avoid when you struggle with inflammation.

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