Chronic Pain Management

Constant or lengthy pain signals that a part of your body bears an issue that needs immediate attention. For instance, damaged tissue or a muscle getting stressed can become highly painful. People have various tolerance levels to endure pain. Some may have low pain thresholds, while others can withstand many aches before they need help in that matter. Nevertheless, no person should put up with Chronic Pain without a focused treatment plan to manage/minimise it.

There are situations when a person experiences long periods of pain with little to no relief. This condition is called chronic pain. People suffering from prolonged pain in any body part must implement Chronic Pain Management. Due to constant pain, affected people tend to become less productive since their ability to move becomes limited.

At WeCare Health Medical Centre, we provide a better and more personalised approach to Chronic Pain Management. To find out more, Call 02 6324 6688 and book an appointment.

What Causes Chronic Pain?

Having painful symptoms for six months or more is known as chronic pain. This can be a result of an injury or may also occur due to non-injury-related conditions. Such pain may affect any part of your body. The most common conditions that can result in chronic pain include: 

What Causes Chronic Pain?
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Neurogenic pain
  • Lower back pains
  • Post-surgical or post-trauma pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Joint problems
  • Repetitive stress injuries 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve damage
  • Lyme disease
  • Shingles
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • And more

What is Chronic Pain Management?

Doctors recommend Chronic Pain Management for prolonged pains which may include medications to be taken orally or topically.

Oral medications: These medications are chemical drugs that are ingested into our systems to relieve the symptoms of pain. Oral medication remedies may include Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID), acetaminophen, and opioids. However, opioids can be addictive, so there is a risk of taking them as your body may develop a dependency on this medication. Therefore, you must consult your physician before taking chronic pain management medicines.

Topical Medication: Such medications are applied on the skin over the areas that are experiencing chronic pain. Topical pain management is a popular method that works when the topical creams release ailments absorbed by the skin to work towards the affected muscle or tissue. They are considered safer and are less likely to lead to an overdose.

Non-Medicinal Chronic Pain Management: There are other ways to manage your chronic pain without the need for medicines. Such alternatives include consultations with a physiotherapist who will teach you to move your body correctly to avoid pain.
Similarly, you can also consult with a chiropractor who can ease chronic pain caused by misaligned spines that may pinch nerves, which results in pain.
You must not let chronic pain command the quality of your life. Various Chronic Pain Management programs are helpful. Ensure that you consult with your GP to determine which pain management program will work best for your situation.

Contact Us Today

WeCare Health Medical Centre has a team of specialists who’ll always listen to your problems and work with you to build the best pain management solution that addresses your body’s requirements. To book an appointment, please give a call on 02 6324 6688

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