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Chronic Pain – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

All the pains that affect different parts of our body whether it is head or toe or anywhere in the body that exists for a long period of time is known as chronic pain that infact leads to ruining a person’s life. The pain further leads to other sufferings like anxiety, depression, anger etc.

CAUSES:

  • The pain occurs when a nerve fibre ending senses a source of distress and sends signal to the brain and can become chronic if the pain persists.
  • Arthritis.
  • Poorly healing injuries.
  • Irritated nerve.
  • Underlying disorder like cancer.

Chronic Pain

SYMPTOMS:

  • Continuous or recurring pain.
  • Over a long period of time muscles, bones, joints etc., get affected.
  • Pain which is acute at once and later radiates and becomes chronic.
  • Insomnia.
  • Depression.
  • Fatigue during daytime.

TREATMENTS:

  • White willow bark – 1 or 2 pills 3 times a day as needed for pain. It must be standardised to contain 15% salicin.
  • Bromelain – 500mg 3 times a day on an empty stomach. It is naturally present in pineapples.
  • Cayenne cream – Apply cream thinly to painful areas many times a day. The cream must be standardised to contain 0.025 – 0.075% capsaicin.
  • Ginger – 100mg 3 times a day. It must be standardised to contain gingerols. For massaging purpose in the pain causing areas oil of ginger can be used.
  • Peppermint oil – Add few drops of the oil to 15ml neutral oil. Apply to the painful areas 4 times a day.
  • St John’s wort – 300mg 3 times a day. It must be standardised to contain about 0.3% hypericin.
  • Kava – 250mg 3 times a day. It must be standardised to contain at least 3.5% kavapyrones.
  • Melatonin – 1-3mg at bedtime. Start with lower dose and increase as needed.

OTHER REMEDIES:

  • Acupuncture is advised by many doctors.
  • Hypnosis.
  • Meditation.
  • Biofeedback.

One Response to “Chronic Pain – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments”

  1. Thank you so much for all this information. This is much better than medicines and gives much more relief.

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