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January 21st, 2009 No comments
Igor Stiler asked:

Pain management is one area of medicine which has seen several technological advancements across the globe. Spurred by this global happening, chronic pain management clinics in developing countries have also begun using novel techniques in the areas of pain imaging, pain assessment, and intervention for chronic pain management.  

Chronic pain can refer to any type of pain that endures even after an injury has been healed, pain connected to any degenerative or relentless disease, long-standing pain for which the cause cannot be identified, or cancer pain. In general, pain that continues even after six months is chronic and requires treatment.

The diagnosis and treatment of a particular patient at a chronic pain management clinic usually requires the involvement of several specialists including anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, neurologists, and nurses. Several therapies are combined in order to at least make the patient feel more comfortable if the pain cannot be stopped, to help him/her return to work, to do away with his/her depression, and to improve his/her physical functioning. Thus, these therapies are medication, surgery, psychological counselling, therapies to stimulate the nerves, lifestyle changes, anesthesiological therapies, and rehabilitation.

Medication recommended for patients in chronic pain management clinics can vary from NSAIDS for pain that is not too bad to narcotic drugs for more severe pain. Physical therapy is one common therapeutic technique used in the management of chronic pain in such clinics. It involves training the patient to enhance his flexibility, endurance, and strength; to move in a way that is structurally correct and safe; and most importantly to handle pain. Therapeutic exercise is an important feature of physical therapy.

Another important technique used in chronic pain management clinics is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). This technique provides relief for patients suffering from conditions such as arthritic pain or pain in the lower back, by the use of low-voltage electric current.

To sum up, once pain has become chronic, complete freedom from the pain is difficult. However, chronic pain management clinics, through the use of multiple techniques used in conjunction with one another, can help sufferers of chronic pain enjoy a happier and more active life.

DERICK

January 11th, 2009 No comments
Igor S asked:

Nowadays pain management programs are in great demand in Brooklyn, NY. Pain management programs are important for ongoing pain control, especially in the case of acute or chronic pains. There are many healthcare centers in Brooklyn NY, offering pain management programs that are effective in providing lasting relief from pain.

Acute pain is a warning from the body about some internal body problem. Chronic pain means long term pain, which decreases the functionality of individuals and cause them to experience poor sleep quality and depressed mood. It is usually linked to a chronic disease and is very often an organic warning calling for immediate medical attention.

People suffering from chronic pain require early diagnosis, assessment, and suitable pain management programs. For diagnosis and treatment, it is necessary to undergo either neurological exam or diagnostic tests such as nerve and muscle tests. Chronic pain management programs are the first step towards lessening or eliminating the pain.

Pain management specialists in Brooklyn, NY, use a multifaceted approach to treat pain. Pain management programs also include educating people on how to live with the chronic pain. Brooklyn, NY pain management programs are available to patients with all types of pain, including back pain, cervical (neck) pain, facial pain, headaches, spinal nerve root pain, spinal ligament pain, facet joint pain, osteoporosis, myofascial pain, cancer pain, pelvic pain, other neuropathic pain, and more.

Pain management programs in Brooklyn, NY, also includes proper exercise, manual techniques, medical follow-up, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), cutaneous stimulation, radiofrequency radio ablation, physical therapy, massage therapy, laboratory assessments, surgically implanted electrotherapy devices, injections and administration of analgesics, muscle relaxants, narcotic medications, anti-convulsants and antidepressants. Self pain management treatment plans (massage, relaxation and medication) are also available to manage pain.

SANDIE