Monday, June 9, 2008

The Final Frontier - Conquer Pain

People react differently to pain? Perhaps you can identify with these adjectives, - grouchy, sad, irritable,angry, mad, discouraged, cranky, unsociable, stiff, listless and hurtful.

What is commonly referred as chronic pain? They include headaches, low back pain, cancer pain, arthritic pain, neurogenic pain (peripheral or central nervous system pain)and psychogenic pain

Treatment (excluding medication therapy)
Acupuncture, local electrical stimulation,brain stimulation, psychotherapy, relaxation, biofeedback and behavior modification are some.

What is the prognosis?
According to NINDS, scientists state that advances in neuroscience will lead to better treatment for Chronic Pain. In my humble opinion, I have already seen positive results of some non-invasive therapies for chronic pain.(NINDS-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

NINDS have 50 research studies or clinical trials at present, some are already in progress while others are awaiting funding, etc.

Recent research has shown that people with chronic pain had lower than normal Endorphins (the body's build-in pain-killer)in their spinal fluid. When an Electrical Impulse or Acupuncture stimulates the nerve endings, the Endorphin system is activated and relieves the pain.

You must have heard this phrase "Crippled with Pain." If we find out how to manage pain then, we should share it with others as there is far too much Needless Pain in our communities. Contact me (Click on Comment) to know more of some new and some old therapies that can bring you COMFORT.

Managing Pain effectively is Super- Empowering!

1 comment:

Norski said...

Yes Pain is necessary on a strictly secular level,pain is a way our bodies let us know there's something to deal with!