What is Chronic Pain ?
Pain is your body’s natural reaction to an illness or injury. It serves as a warning that something is wrong. When the injury heals or your body recovers from the illness, the pain usually subsides. But for some, pain may continue long after the body heals.Pain that lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 months or more is known as chronic pain. In chronic pain syndrome, pain can persist for weeks, months, and even years after the injury has healed.
Chronic pain can be mild or severe. It can either continue day-after-day or come and go in phases. This can affect your physical and mental health and hamper your day-to-day life. At times, you may experience more intense pain that gets triggered by increased levels of stress or activity.
When you don’t feel well, managing chronic pain can become more difficult. Chronic pain can interfere with your daily life, restricting you from doing different things. It takes a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health and your self-esteem. It can even affect your social life over time and make you feel angry, depressed, and frustrated.
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Treating Chronic Pain Effectively:
Though there is no single remedy available to cure chronic pain, there are different ways of treating and managing it. A doctor may prescribe a combination of them to help you heal faster. The right course of treatment depends on various factors, such as when you got injured, the area of injury, for how long have you experienced pain, type of pain, how severe is your pain, and what is the cause of your pain.
At Central Healthcare Center, we do thorough diagnostic testing of every patient to identify any potential injuries that may be causing chronic pain. Based on your diagnosis, we will prescribe the right course of treatment to relieve you of your chronic pain.
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