natural supplements for chronic pain relief

Using Natural Supplements for Chronic Pain Relief

Natural supplements for chronic pain relief can work very well alongside conventional medicine. Patients are increasingly looking for natural analgesic remedies as tolerance for the side effects of prescribed medication lessens. There is an enormous amount of herbal, homeopathic and other natural pain supplements available, though not all can be taken alongside prescribed medication, so seeking advice from a medical…

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Relieve Chronic Pain with Gels and Creams

  Topical pain relief comes in four basic types –counter irritants, non-steroidal anti- inflammatories, analgesics and capsaicin (chili-pepper extract). Available in gels and creams, lotions, sprays and rubs, each type works in a different way to ease pain. There are many over counter topical applications while NSAID creams are prescription only. Counter-Irritant Pain Relief Counter irritants cause a hot or…

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Pain Management Program

Pain management program can be set up after the initial visit to the pain management clinic. After the appropriate tests and examinations have been made to ascertain the cause of chronic pain, the next step is to create an individualized pain management program. Depending on your needs, circumstances and preferences, and the cause of the pain, you may be offered…

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Chronic Pain Management Clinic

  Chronic pain management is a relatively new field, with the first pain clinic set up in 1960. There are currently just under four hundred accredited pain management programs, clinics and pain centers in the country. These include private clinics as well as those housed within hospitals and universities. The American Academy of Pain Management is the only multi-disciplinary body offering…

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Infrared and Ultrasonic Treatment

  When treating chronic pain it is worth trying procedures such as infrared and ultrasonic treatment which act in a non-invasive way to cure or lessen the effect of the pain. These two methods of alternative treatment involve the use of ultrasound and infrared, harnessing the healing effects of sound and light respectively. Ultrasonic Treatments for Chronic Pain Relief Ultrasonic…

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Chronic Pain Medication

Chronic pain medication is often the first treatment offered by your doctor when you are looking for relief. Control for chronic pain may be obtained by targeting the right types of drugs directed at treating the underlying problem and minimizing discomfort with different chronic pain medication and non-medicinal treatment. Unfortunately, it may take a lot of trial and error to…

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Acupressure Aids Chronic Pain Relief

 Acupressure is a traditional Chinese technique described as acupuncture without the needles. It has been known to create instant relief to chronic pain sufferers. A form of touch therapy, it involves the use of manual pressure to specific points of the body, using fingers or any suitable blunt object. Because it does not involve needles or invasive objects, a layperson…

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Chronic Pain Symptoms

Chronic pain symptoms will vary from person to person, depending on the condition each person has and how he or she responds to that condition. For example, two people may be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and, while both may have similar symptoms, each may also experience different symptoms of the disease.  It may sound condescending, but perhaps the best way to…

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Increased Pain Sensitivity in Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of fibromyalgia are due to neurological issues, whether it is a result of a lower pain threshold is unknown. However, people with fibromyalgia feel pain more intensely and suffer more than others. More and more research is showing that the chronic pain of fibromyalgia is indeed real. Because pain is subjective, getting a diagnosis may be difficult. Some doctors…

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Acute and Chronic Pain Explained

Acute and chronic pain conditions can lead to a number of lifelong health disorders. Some of the disorders are conditions of pain whereas others are diseases which have pain as one of the symptoms. The number of people suffering chronic pain is increasing throughout the world. Currently, one in five people are suffering from chronic pain. In fact, pain in…

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