Chronic pain is a very disturbing and the sufferer is distressed because of it. There is resultant progressive decline in functional capacities and endurance of the individual. This downward cycle really hurts as pain and functional daily life activities tend to aggravate each other.
Chronic Pain which has begun acutely or insidiously over a period often increases over time with poorly planned treatments and or neglect. Gradually the neural system gets sensitized and aggravating or precipitating factors results in persisting pain with poor response to medication or treatments. Chronic pain episodes occur more often and it can spread to other locations in the body. Pain can affect mood and become a constant irritant / distressing in daily life. Chronic pain management is changing rapidly. Treatment is becoming more focused on improving function and overall health as well as pain control.
Chronic pain leads to slowing down of the sufferer because of fear, apprehension and anxieties that an activity may hurt. They become more inactive, both physically and socially, and emotionally irritable. Over time, physical inactivity leads to increased pain resulting in a recurring vicious cycle of Chronic Pain syndromes.
How we manage chronic pain syndrome?
The basic principle of chronic pain management is to identify the root cause of problem and aggravating factors by thorough evaluation. The downward cycle of pain and reduced functional activity must be broken to bring about functional improvement and reduction of pain.
Every individual sufferer is managed with effective pain management including medications, personalized physical activity program and psychological help, i.e. cognitive-behavioural counselling.
We at Aktivhealth which is a specialized pain management centre have devised effective therapeutic protocols with the help of scientific principles and functional manual therapy, which help the individual sufferer in his pain management and bring about positive qualitative change in his life.