What is Pain?
Pain is a term that refer to the uncomfortable feelings in the body that are triggered by the nervous system in reaction to any damage or defect of his body. The pain can range from embarrassing to debilitating, and can feel like intense or dull pain.
The pain may also be described as stabbing, lancinating, stitching, painful, and pinching. Pain may be constant, may begin and end frequently, or may occur only in certain conditions. People react personally to pain. Some people have a strong tolerance for pain, whereas others have a low tolerance. That’s why the pain is very specific.(1)
The pain may be acute and sudden because of illness or injury. It is generally available for diagnosis and treatment. Although chronic pain may happen over a period of more than 3 months. The pain may be localized, affecting a particular area of the body, or it may be general that affects the entire body. As an example, the whole body suffers from influenza. In the case of numerous chronic conditions, the cause of the pain is not revealed.
Even though it is uncomfortable and uncomfortable, pain may be a positive thing. It allows us to find out if something is wrong and provides us with information on the causes. Certain pains are easily diagnosed and can be controlled at home. But there are types of pain that indicate severe conditions.
What Causes Pain?
Among the common causes of pain are:
- cuts or wounds
- nerve damage
- bone fractures
- muscle strain or overuse
- stomach ache
Many illnesses or conditions, such as influenza, cancer, fibromyalgia, heart attack, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and reproductive problems, may cause pain. Some people have additional symptoms with pain. It may be nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite, irritability, depression and anger.
When to see a physician.
You should consult with a physician for pain if:
- it is due to injury or accident, especially where there is a risk of bleeding, infection or fracture of bones, or where there is head trauma.
- if internal pain is acute and acute, this type of pain may be indicative of a serious problem, such as a severed appendix.
- when the pain is in the chest, as it may be indicative of a heart attack.
- if the pain is uncomfortable for your life and makes it difficult to work or sleep.
How does the pain get diagnosed?
If you go for treatment for your pain, your doctor will first carry out a physical examination and ask you questions. Get ready to discuss the pain in great detail, including its appearance, when the pain is more severe, and if it is light, moderate or very intense.
Your doctor will also ask you questions regarding known triggers, how pain affects your life, and the medicine you’re taking. Your doctor will establish the diagnosis based on the information you provide.
What is the treatment of pain?
Acute pain generally resolves naturally after the cause of the pain has been treated. For accidents or a specific injury, it could be when the injury or tissue heals. The wound may heal naturally over time or you may need medicine, surgery or other medical care.
The treatment of acute pain is dependent on the condition or injury behind the pain, if known.
Chronic pain may be more difficult to deal with, especially if the cause of the pain is unknown. Sometimes, chronic pain is caused by a pre-existing injury, but not always. The easiest way of relieving pain is by treating the primary problem.
The pain treatment regimen can include:
- music therapy
- therapeutic massage
- yoga or light stretches with deep respiration.
- non-prescription pain relievers such as NSAIDs (aspirin and ibuprofen)
- prescribed painkillers.
- physiotherapy and occupational medicine.
- heating cushions or heat baths.
- cool bags or ice baths.
- progressive musclerelaxation.
- guided imagery
In the case of minor injuries that do not require medical attention, follow the RICE standard (rest, ice, compression and elevation).