While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. There may have been an initial mishap -- sprained back, serious infection, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain -- arthritis, cancer, ear infection, but some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage. Many chronic pain conditions affect older adults. Common chronic pain complaints include headache, low back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, neurogenic pain (pain resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves or to the central nervous system itself), psychogenic pain (pain not due to past disease or injury or any visible sign of damage inside or outside the nervous system).

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Chronic Pain Symptoms

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Pain Measurement and Diagnosis
... Pain measurement in adults One of the most frequently used pain assessment tools is the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ). This questionnaire has three parts including a descriptive scale (Present Pain ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Importance of Diagnosing and Evaluating Chronic Pain
... Although pain is a part of life, there is much that doctors and other health care providers can do to reduce the severity of acute or chronic pain. Pain that is persistent, severe, continuous, or inte...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Chronic Pain Treatment

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Pain Medications: Understanding Addiction
... What is addiction? Addiction is characterized by loss of control, cravings, and adverse consequences resulting from use of a substance. Addiction is different from physical dependence or tolerance. In...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Pain Medications
... Pain treatments: non-prescription What are OTC pain medicines? Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those that are available without a prescription from a doctor. Some examples of OTC pain relievers ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Chronic Pain Support

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Pain Medications and Addiction
... Coping with addiction Many people who take pain medicines as prescribed do not become addicted, but some people do. Traits of addiction are loss of control, cravings, and adverse consequences resultin...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Psychological Treatment for Pain
... Psychological treatment for pain problems When you are in pain, you may have feelings of anger, sadness, hopelessness, and/or despair. Pain can alter your personality, disrupt your sleep, and interfer...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Chronic Pain Other

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Stellate Ganglion Block
... What is a stellate ganglion block? The stellate is a group of nerves in the neck area. A stellate ganglion block is an injection of a local anesthetic (pain-relieving medication) around this group of ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Trigger Point Injection and Spinal Cord Stimulation
... What is trigger point injection? Trigger point injection (TPI) is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Chronic Pain Treatment

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Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia (Part 3)
... As reported in previous articles in this series, a survey of over 1000 patients with FMS and CFS showed that prior to their illness fewer than 1% had disturbed sleep, whereas during their illness this...
Source: HealthWorld

Fibromyalgia: The Muscle Pain Epidemic
... Note The majority of the research discussed in this article derives from the USA where the distinction between CFS and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is largely unknown And since there is still disagr...
Source: HealthWorld

   

Chronic Pain Articles

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    ... While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists. Pain sig...

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