Negligence can be sometimes good and sometimes bad. Ignoring certain things in life can be considered as a good deed however sometimes it’s not. It’s our duty to recognize the good and the bad. In this case ignoring any kind of pain is bad.
Pain can be of two types’ acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is a mild pain which lasts for few minutes.
In few cases it can be severe and last for few months. However with proper treatment it can be cured. Acute pains come and go and are very sharp. There can be many reasons for acute pain such as:
- Dental surgery
- Broken bones
Generally they do not last longer than six months. Acute pain which cannot be cured can lead to chronic pain. Chronic pain is something that may last a lifetime. Chronic pain occurs from a uncured disease or even sometimes even after it has been cured. Any permanent injury to our body can lead to chronic pain. The pain signals can endure in your body for months and years.
These kid of pain can have physical effects such as:
- Lack of mobility
- Rigid muscles and not relax them
- Decreasing energy
- Modified appetite
Doctors states chronic pain also has emotional effects. A person with chronic pain can be angrier all the time or might have anxiety. They also suffer from depression, panic of getting injured again. Patients with chronic pain suffer from depression because they are not able to do their daily chores and mostly require help for anything they do. They need someone to keep them company all the time.
There are many treatments today which can bring cure to these pain problems. Few of these treatments can be surgical and few can be non-surgical.
Few non-surgical methods include acupuncture, massage, hot and cold treatment. When you have some kind of spinal pain you can put cold packs on the area of pain and alternate it with hot pack. However it is recommended to consult a doctor before doing that. Manual manipulation is another treatment.
This treatment is performed by a chiropractor. They use their hands and treat the area of pain. They try to decrease the muscle tension and try to make them more flexible. They even increase blood flow. The same results can be achieved by therapeutic massages. These messages too increase blood circulation. Exercise is also something which can help. Definitely you should consult a doctor before any kind of treatment. Strengthening, stretching and few aerobic exercises can be very useful and will keep you active.
Epidural injections can also give you some relief from lower back pain. The epidural injection when injected into the spine provide you with steroids which will decrease the inflammation of the area of pain. The effect of these injections may vary. Some may feel the effects foe 2-3 weeks while some might feel the effect for months. These injections will provide you with relief but are highly expensive. There can also be few side effects of these injections. People can feel chills or can have fever. For few the injection site can be bruised and can feel numb. The most used non-surgical treatment is pain medications. Each medication has its own strengths and risks and it should only be taken as per the doctors prescribed dosage. Few of the medications are oral steroids, narcotic drugs, anti-depressants, acetaminophen, NSAIDS, etc.
Before choosing any treatment it’s better to consult Pain Management Doctors Dallas .