Chronic Pain Management

Pain is an indication that a part of your body is experiencing something that is not right; for example, a tissue that is damaged or a muscle getting stressed. People have different tolerance to pain. Some people may have low pain thresholds, while others can withstand a lot of stress before they feel pain. Nevertheless, a person should only feel pain as little time as possible. However, there may be conditions when a person is experiencing long periods of pain. This condition is known as chronic pain. People suffering from long bouts of pain must implement Chronic Pain Management. With an effective pain management program, affected people may become less productive since they are limited in their ability to move.

At Forum Medical Centre, we offer a personalised approach to Chronic Pain Management. To find out more, book an appointment with us. Call 02 9572 7777

Common Types of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as having pain symptoms that last more than six months. This may be a result of an injury or may be caused by non-injury-related conditions. Chronic pain may affect any part of the body. The most common types of chronic pain include headaches, lower back pains, arthritis, neurogenic pain, post-surgical or post-trauma pain, and cancer pain.

Common Types of Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Management

Doctors may recommend Chronic Pain Management which may include medications that can be taken orally or topically.

  • Oral medications. Oral medications are chemical drugs that are ingested to relieve the symptoms of pain. These medications may include NSAID or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, and opioids. However, there is a risk involved in taking opioids since these can be addictive, and your body may develop a dependency on the medication. You should, therefore, consult with a doctor prior to taking any chronic pain management medication.
  • Topical Medication. Unlike oral medications, topical medications are applied to the skin above the areas that have chronic pain. Topical pain management works when the topical creams release medications which will be absorbed by the skin towards the affected muscle or tissue. Topical medication is considered safer and will less likely lead to an overdose. However, implementing chronic pain management using topical medicines should be approved by your doctor first.
  • Non-Medicinal Chronic Pain Management. There are alternative ways to manage your chronic pain without the need for medications. These alternatives include a consultation with a physical therapist who will teach you to move your body properly to avoid pain.

Likewise, you can consult with a chiropractor that can alleviate chronic pain caused by misaligned spines that may pinch nerves that causes pain.

Do not let chronic pain dictate the quality of your life. There are different Chronic Pain Management programs that you can use. Make sure to consult with a doctor to determine which pain management program will work best for your situation.

Chronic Pain Management

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We have a team of doctors and specialists who’ll listen to your needs and work together with you to come up with a pain management plan that addresses your body’s requirements. For an appointment, please call us on 02 9572 7777

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