Pain Management in Pune

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Overview

Every person suffers from pain at some point in their life. Even though it is very common, several reasons cause pain. It often needs medical attention. However, the cause of the pain is usually misunderstood. Hence, taking the wrong medication proves ineffective. You must figure out the actual reason behind your pain to receive proper treatment.

Pain Management

by | Oct 19, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Pain Management

Types of Pain | Identifying | How Pain Affects | Management | Pain Medicine | Differently | Pain Management Doctor | Conclusion

Types of Pain

Pain refers to any discomfort or sore feeling in the body. Pain may differ from person to person and they require varied treatments to relieve them. They are categorized as several different types of pain:

Acute pain

This type of pain starts unexpectedly. However, it lasts only for a brief period. There are various causes for acute pain such as:

  • A broken or damaged bone
  • Injury due to a vehicle accident
  • Injury due to a fall
  • Burns or other wounds
  • Dental treatments
  • Labor and childbearing
  • Operations
  • Chronic pain

Pain that prolongs for more than six months may be chronic. You may feel this pain all the time. However, this pain may have originated as acute pain but continues even after the injury heals. This type of pain often arises as a result of:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Early stages of cancer
  • Blood circulatory issues
  • Diabetes
  • Major headache

Chronic pain influences a person’s whole life destructively. People suffering from pain cannot be involved in any physical work. Some even suffer depression and anxiety attacks.

Breakthrough pain

Chronic pain is usually moderated with the use of medications such as painkillers. However, as the effect of the medicine wears off, the pain comes shooting right back. This type of pain is called breakthrough pain or pain flare. You may suffer this pain when performing physical work or exercising. This often happens in the intervals between your medicinal doses. Moreover, this type of pain may be more severe than chronic pain.

Nerve pain

This type of pain arises due to an injury or inflammation in the nerves. This pain affects a person’s life for the worst. One cannot perform even the basic activities with nerve pain. It develops anxiety and stress in people. It is also called neuropathic pain.

This pain usually develops due to alcoholism, head or spinal injuries, cancer, diabetes, or nutrient deficiencies. Even painless stimuli such as touching can shoot up nerve pain.

Soft tissue pain

Injury or inflammation of the tissues and muscles causes this type of pain. It causes soreness or swelling of the tissues. Some important causes of this pain are fibromyalgia, back pain, TMJ syndrome, bursitis, or sciatic pain.

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What type of pain do I have?

Diagnosing what pain you have is very challenging. Most types of pains often cause similar symptoms. When you experience any pain that persists and causes discomfort, immediately consult your doctor. The doctor then identifies the type by analyzing the symptoms and severity.

You should inform him all about the location of the pain, the duration of it, and its severity. You can also tell him about your emotional state when you experience the pain. Describe the pain in your own words. This way, you can help diagnose your pain better.

How pain affects the body?

The mechanism of pain is quite complex. It helps protect the body from hazards and harm. The body contains numerous receptors that detect the hazard and send alarming signals to the brain. The thalamus is a part of the brain which analyses the danger and sends a reflexive signal to the location of the harm. Some parts of the body contain lesser receptors than others. The skin has many receptors, while the stomach has very few receptors on it.

This process begins even before you sense the pain. However, the signals from the thalamus cause pain in the affected location to warn. Then you feel pain and remove your body from whatever is causing the pain. The thalamus controls the emotional state of the mind. Hence, your response to pain often varies based on your mood.

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Managing pain without medicines

Pain management does not always require medication. Several non-medicinal treatments help relieve pain effectively. However, combining a couple of the remedies offers better pain relief. A few of the non-medicinal remedies are:

  • Hot or cold relief: Ice packs help relieve pain caused by inflammation, swelling, or injury. It helps clot the blood and mildly numbs the affected area. Heat packs help reduce chronic pains caused by muscle and joint damage.
  • Physical treatment: Basic warm-up exercises such as stretching, walking, and aerobics help relieve pain mildly. It also improves your emotional state and keeps you active.
  • Massage therapy: Getting a good massage help to alleviate soft tissue pains and puts you in a relaxed mood. However, it is not suitable for those with joint pains.
  • Meditation: Opt for relaxing meditation exercises like yoga. They calm your muscles and briefly relieve any soreness in the body.
  • Acupuncture: This pain-relief treatment originated in China. It involves pricking tiny needles into certain pressure points on the skin. This treatment works by causing the body to release pain-relieving elements or endorphins. It moderates the pain and keeps your body active.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT: This is a psychological treatment that involves affecting the way you behave when in pain. This way, you can manage to handle chronic pain without any medication by training your body.
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation treatment: This method includes passing low voltage current into the skin. It stimulates a pain-relieving reaction in the body. They travel through the electrodes in our body. This helps reduce pain more effectively than many other treatments.

Pain medicine and how it works?

Pain medicines or analgesics help relieve the sensation of pain in the body. There are various types of these medicines. Some of them are:

  • Paracetamol helps get rid of the pain of a brief while
  • Aspirin relieves gentle pain such as period cramps and fever
  • Opioid medicines are morphine, oxycodone, and codeine. They help relieve very severe chronic pains.
  • NSAID or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs like Ibuprofen reduce inflammation, swelling, and redness with pain.
  • Antidepressants and anti-epilepsy drugs help relieve nerve pain

Most pain medicines like NSAID work by hindering the production of compounds called prostaglandins. These cause inflammation and nerve pain. They also reduce stomach acid. Hence, they may sometimes lead to bleeding and soreness.

However, opioid medicines function differently. They alter pain signals in the brain. Hence, they may cause addiction.

Why do people experience pain differently?

Handling and responding to pain differs from person to person. One’s emotional state plays a vital role in the severity of the pain. A person who is terrified and stressed about experiencing pain will end up worsening it. Hence, you must stay calm and take your treatments dutifully. Only this will give you lasting and effective results. Moreover, a relaxed person battles pain with considerably lesser discomfort.

What does a pain management doctor do?

The primary duty of a pain management doctor is to relieve your pain. However, there are many steps involved in the pain-relief procedure:

  • Diagnosing the reason for your pain
  • Possible underlying conditions of the pain
  • Suggest best treatments for your pain, mainly non-surgical
  • If these treatments prove ineffective, they prescribe painkillers or analgesics
  • If pain is too severe, they recommend steroids, joint injections, or
  • neuromodulator
  • Surgery is often their last option

They may offer treatments combined with other doctors.

Conclusion

Pain often causes frustration and exhaustion. Hence, consult your doctor immediately when you experience pain. Chronic pains may begin as acute pains. So treat them before it becomes too late. Record the details of your pain for a better diagnosis. Do not take any medication without the doctor’s advice. Most importantly, do not become anxious. Visit our clinic or contact us via email or call and get consultations from our experts.

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Dr. Ramit Kamate finished MBBS from B J Medical College, Pune. He pursued Masters’s In Reproductive Medicine from Hamilton University, UK & IBCME Dubai. Completed Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynaecology and Sexual Medicine from USA.

Pain Management

by | Oct 19, 2021

Pain Management

by | Oct 19, 2021

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