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This book describes Pain Management, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Pain and suffering is part of human life.
As much as people try to avoid pain, the reality is that there can be no gain without pain.
Pain is a symptom which appears as an unpleasant sensation in the human body in different degrees of severity as a result of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
Definition of pain
1. Pain is a sensation which starts in the nervous system and hurts the body.
2. It may be sharp or dull.
3. Pain may be intermittent, or it may be constant.
4. Pain may be felt in one area of the body, such as the back, abdomen or chest or all over such as body aches from a viral infection.
Function of Pain
Pain is the body’s sensation which tells the body where there is a problem, injury or disease.
Without pain, a person may not even know that he has been injured or burned.
A person might be seriously burnt or injured if there is no pain.
Once the disorder is treated, the pain normally disappears.
In some cases, pain goes on for weeks, months or even years.
This is called chronic pain.
Chronic pain is normally due to a prolonged cause such as cancer or arthritis.
Occasionally the cause is not known.
Degree of Pain
A. Acute pain tends resolve in a short period of time but has sharp, aching sensation linked with it.
The degree of pain depends on the severity:
1. Unimaginable or unspeakable Pain:
Birth or Labor Pain has been depicted as the highest degree of pain
2. Excruciating or Unbearable Pain:
Kidney stone or gall stone blockage pain has been depicted as the number two in the degree of pain
3. Utterly Horrible Pain:
Crushed hand or limb as a result of accident give rise to severe degree of pain
4. Very Intense Pain:
Nerve pain such as sciatica or neuralgia has also depicted as severe pain
5. Intense Pain:
Severe migraine headache or the intense pain of a burst brain aneurysm
6. Very Distressing Pain:
Very Bad Back Pain
7. Distressing Pain:
8. Severe Pain:
Accidental cut or a blow on the nose
B. Chronic pain is normally dull, throbbing ache that could persist more than 6 months.
For someone who suffered from chronic pain, chronic pain can influence their everyday life without their realizing it.
Chronic pain is also linked to
This may even reduce chronic pain sufferers’ ability to stay normal.
Chronic pain could affect mobility and flexibility.
Pain can induce alterations in the physical and emotional health, such as depression and sleep disorders.
Pain management may assist the patient to rest, heal, and return to the daily activities.
Pain management involves medicines and treatments to treat pain from a surgery, injury, or illness.
Braces and supports
Physical and occupational therapy
Spinal cord stimulation
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
TABLE OF CONTENT
Chapter 1 Pain Management
Chapter 2 Causes
Chapter 3 Symptoms
Chapter 4 Diagnosis
Chapter 5 Treatment
Chapter 6 Prognosis
Chapter 7 Pain management Specialist
Chapter 8 Trigeminal Neuralgia