Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains, but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Learn about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we’ve invented to block or circumvent that discomfort.
The financial aspects of engaging in good quality care and support services for those suffering chronic pain can be daunting, especially for a patient or their family who may already be experiencing financial strain as a result of the injury or the pain itself interrupting the ability to work and earn an income. While there are many different treatment options available, with costs varying greatly, there are a number of incentives and helpful treatment plans that can ease the financial burden on patients and their families.
Please raise your hand if you’ve ever thought that it’s impossible to live a full life while suffering with chronic pain? The good news is that living a fulfilling life with chronic pain doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the right team around you, and the right treatments and management tools at your disposal, you can get back on track and stay on track.
Everyone is familiar with pain after an injury but pain that persists and does not go away can be a much more difficult problem to manage. This is also known as chronic pain. Sufferers with chronic pain like this know that it can be frustrating, baffling and exhausting especially when they are told that the ‘scans are normal’ and ‘the pain is in your head’.
It is really important when you are looking for answers and explanations about your pain, and what to do about it, that you look to reliable sources of information.
This series of articles provides information and opinions that reflects the best current research and the opinions of pain management experts.