We have all experienced pain at some level or another, whether it be from a headache, back ache or some accident. We all know what it is like to suffer from a short bout of pain. But what if the pain just will not go away? Here are a few tips to help alleviate the pain and discomfort you may have.
Many of us are lucky enough to take a couple of tablets, lie down for a couple of hours and our headache has disappeared, or take some prescribed medication from the doctor and within a few days of discomfort, the pain has reduced and you’re right as rain again. But for some people, pain is what they live with every single day of their lives, and effective management of that pain can simply make the difference between leading some kind of normal life and turning into a living wreck.
The trouble with extensive periods of medication is that, for one thing the body can become more “immune” to the treatment and so you need to take a higher and higher dose for the same effect, and for another thing, there is always a risk with taking any medication over a long period of time. For this reason, effective pain management treatments are always in demand and many people look to alternative treatments when suffering with prolonged pain.
Management of the pain really depends on many different things. The position of the pain, the cause of the pain (if this is known), the type of pain it is and whether it is a constant pain or whether it comes and goes. Many people choose acupuncture as an effective pain management system which does not use drugs. This treatment involves the patient being inserted with needles in specific points on the body, which stimulates the body into producing natural steroids and releasing endorphins to combat the pain naturally. Acupuncture can be used very effectively; it has been practiced in China for thousands of years.
Some pains can be effectively managed by use of exercises. This is especially used in back pain, where special exercises to stretch the muscles can strengthen the back effectively and reduce pain. This is especially relevant when the back pain has been caused by poor posture, and exercises can be used to combat the problem. It is very important that they are followed correctly and regularly in order to really help and not make matters even worse.