- By Dr. Southwick
- Published 11/14/2011
Chronic pain has many different meanings in terms of medicine; usually peoples are suffered from this kind of pain at least 6 months. This is considered one of the most severe pains unlike acute pain which is held for less than 3 months. Some theorists and researchers have placed the transition from acute to chronic pain at 12 months. Normally, peoples use to take pain as lightly but it may be dangerous. When any body experience pain firstly, it is a symptom of injury or illness in the part of the body having the pain. The instant onset of pain is also referred to as chronic pain. If the pain is increasing continuously, your condition could be worst. This may be a simple action such as the reflex that makes you jerk your hand off a hot stove. Moreover, this may also be complex such as resting, cooling and elevating an injured ankle.There are several kinds of chronic pain which are mentioned in the below:General Somatic Pain: Patients are suffered this kind of pain in outer part of the body. Pains from skin and muscles can be conveniently localized by the brain because these pains are common. This kind of pain is felt by the people since earlier days (childhood), when they have fallen or been hit by a person or an object. Some pains like Fibromyalgia or chronic back pain never goes away. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like naproxen (Naprosyn) or ibuprofen (Motrin) or with acetaminophen (Tylenol) are used in treatment of these types of pain.
Muscle Cramps (Muscle Spasm): Muscle cramps like
a charley horse, can cause severe pain especially in the back. In such scenario, pain medication cannot be able to cure the pain. You have to need Muscle relaxants like baclofen (Lioresal) or cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) to relax the muscles.Bone Pain: Bone pain is throbbing as well as gnawing. If anybody suffers from this kind of pain, they need long term treatment. It may be treated with bisphosphonates or hormonal therapy like alendorate (Fosamax) which strengthen the bones. Usually, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are used while opiods are needed sometimes.There may be some kinds of temporary pains primarily due to a fracture or a bruise but pain from osteoporosis (softening of the bone that appear in older people), bone cancer, arthritis (joint pains), osteomyelitis (bone infection) can be dangerous as it may be last for long duration.There are several kinds of pain that arising in the nerves leading from the face, head, trunk and extremities to the spinal cord.
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by Dr. Southwick