Pain relief

Description of Pain relief

Definition
 
Pain is a symptom in which the person feels an uneasiness or discomfort. This feeling is triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant.
 
Signs and Symptoms
 
The person may feel pain in the affected area of the body, such as your back, abdomen, chest, or pelvis.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. Without pain, you might hurt yourself. In the absence of pain, you may also not realize about the underlying problems in the body. 
 
Causes and Risk Factors
 
Pain may go on for weeks, months or even years. This is called chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an ongoing cause, such as cancer or arthritis. Many a times the cause is unknown and is very specific 
 
Treatment
 
Fortunately, there are many ways to treat pain. Treatment varies depending on the cause of pain.
1. Medications include,
a) Pain relievers
2. Alternative therapy such as acupuncture
3. Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions about Pain relief

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