You Should NOT Live with Chronic Pain
How you manage your pain, on the type and the severity of the pain. The management of pain can sometimes be very challenging, in fact, there are now specialists who deal with people who are in chronic pain. The tools they use depends on your particular diagnosis and many other variables. For example some of the types of patients seen by pain specialists and chiropractors who deal with acute and chronic pain can include:
The first thing that needs to be done is a proper diagnosis. This can be achieved via:
- Physical examination
- CT scan
- Blood tests
Yes, one of the most important aspects of the diagnosis is the experience of the physician that examines you. Whether you are searching for a pain clinic to manage your pain, or a chiropractor who specializes in low back pain, experience matters.
Once you have an accurate diagnosis and the physician understands why you are in so much pain, a treatment plan needs to be discussed with the patient so that you are a part of the plan. You need to understand your role in helping you either help eliminate the pain, or ways to cope and live with the chronic pain.
There are numerous ways to help achieve pain relief.
- Moist heat
- EMS- electric muscle stimulation
- Pain medication
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Topical analgesics
- Medical implants
In other articles, we will explore in more detail each of the methods for achieving pain relief.