Chronic pain is pain that lasts weeks to years. Some of the most common types of pain are headache, postsurgical pain, lower back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, neurogenic pain, and psychogenic pain. Symptoms of persistent pain are joint pain, burning pain, fatigue, sleep problems, loss of stamina, and mood problems like depression.
Examples of treatment are drug therapy, trigger point injections, surgical implants, bioelectric therapy, physical therapy, exercise. Other treatments are psychological treatment, mind-body therapies, and alternative therapies. The benefits of pain management are reducing the effect of pain on a patient’s function and quality of life and maintain a positive effect on mood and sleep.
To conclude, consistent pain affects millions every day. Talk to your doctor or pain management healthcare advisor and find out how to manage your pain. The effort to do so is worth it.