Are You Suffering from Chronic Pain?

Pain is a part of life. We all get headache, stomachache or toothache in our day to day life. If we get injured, then also we get pain. These kinds of pains usually resolve by itself or with rest and medication. Sometimes we even need to see our primary physician if pain continues for 2-3 days. The doctor prescribes appropriate pain killers for the specific condition so that we can get relief. Chronic pain is different from normal pain. In case of chronic pain, the body continues to send signals to the brain even after an injury heals. It can last for many weeks or months. Chronic pain can affect your movement, flexibility and strength and disturb your daily tasks and activities. The pain that lasts for 12 weeks or more is called chronic pain. The pain can be sharp, dull, burning or throbbing. It may be steady or intermittent, come and go without any reason. It can happen in any part of the body. Some of the most common examples of chronic pain are: Lower back pain Headache Neck pain Joint pain Neurogenic pain (pain caused due to nerve damage) Post-trauma pain Psychogenic pain Postsurgical pain What are the causes of chronic pain? Chronic pain occurs when nerves or muscles get damaged due to some previous injury like a sprain or pulled muscle. The nerve damage makes the pain to last longer. In case of chronic pain, treating the injury does not resolve the pain. However, in some cases, people may experience chronic pain even without any history of injury. The exact cause in such cases may not...