Chronic pain is defined as pain that has lasted longer than three to six months. Pain was once viewed only as a symptom, the consequence of another condition. But now WHO has defined the chronic pain as a disease itself. For almost everyone, pain is what matters. It’s pain that brings people into the doctor’s office. Its pain that they want treated. Chronic Pain has emerged as a devastating public health problem.
Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. That’s because pain can start a vicious cycle that has a direct impact on your health.
The emotional toll of chronic pain also can make pain worse. Anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and may decrease the body’s production of natural painkillers.
With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years. This can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person. At times, however, there is no obvious cause of the chronic pain, no trauma or injury people can point to as a source of their chronic pain problem or at least one is not able to find the cause of pain which has been frustrating for patients, family and their doctors. One can see the effects of pain on emotion and emotion on pain.
I suffered chronic pain for almost 15 years. After trying so many different treatment methods, I came to Interventional Pain Centre. After taking an injection for my lower back pain, I got upto 90% pain relief. I did not have any side effects by taking this injection. I am very happy and thankful to Interventional Pain Centre for bringing my life back to normal!
I had severe joint pain and back pain before coming to Interventional Pain Centre. I was not able to walk, sleep or even sit. But the three weeks’ treatment at Interventional Pain Centre was so effective that I have even resumed swimming now. Thanks to Interventional Pain Centre.