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Types, Treatments And Tips For Chronic Pain

Chronic pain occurs by inflammation or dysfunctional nerves. In some cases, the pain lasts weeks to years. Types of pain are joint pain, muscle aches, burning pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and headaches. Other types of pain are postsurgical pain, lower back pain, cancer pain, and arthritis pain.

Ways to calm the pain are nonprescription and prescription drug therapy, trigger point injections, surgical implants, intrathecal drug delivery and spinal cord stimulation implants. Tips that help ease pain are stretching, staying active, practicing relaxation techniques, and pacing yourself. Other tips are maintaining a positive outlook by scheduling enjoyable activities, getting the sleep you need, and staying connected with others.

To conclude, continuous pain can cause multiple problems, physically and mentally. Talk to your doctor soon and find out what you can do to lower your chronic pain. The benefits are worth it.