- Posted by Multi-Care Medical
- On March 7, 2017
Everyone experiences pain. Physical pain can be acute or chronic, dull or stabbing. Each person will describe it differently depending on their perception of what the pain feels like to them. Pain management programs are designed to help each person handle their particular level of pain and allow them to regain their health and live life to the fullest.
The Role of Pain
Pain plays an important role in the healing process. Pain is how the body lets a person know that if they continue with a certain activity or movements, they are more than likely going to cause further damage to the body.
The type and severity of pain should be acknowledged and the information used to determine just what type of injury they may be dealing with. Is something broken or is there just a bruise? The role of pain is to help a person recognize that there is something so wrong that they avoid injuring themselves further. While most people heed the warnings of pain, others continue to move forward, often times risking severe injuries and severe damage to joints and soft tissue.
The Importance of Managing Pain
Pain management is an important part of the healing process. While the pain is relaying the message that something is still amiss, waiting until the pain is completely gone can lead to muscle atrophy and stiffness. Acknowledging the pain and finding ways to effectively manage it will help a person to return to their active lifestyle much sooner and without losing their physical strength and vitality.
Doctors have several tools at their disposal to help a person effectively manage their pain. Over-the-counter pain medications are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping pain under control. Secondly, the use of anti-inflammatory medications can reduce swelling and inflammation that can put pressure on injuries or joints. The use of exercises, deep tissue massage and chiropractic care can also help control pain associated with both soft tissue injuries, as well as structural ones.
Life after Pain
If a person has received a traumatic injury and is constantly experiencing chronic pain, it is important that they manage their discomfort and learn how to live again. There is life after pain, a person just has to find ways to explore it that are within their scope of movement and control. Part of the pain management process is learning to understand the pain and then deal with it mentally and emotionally. People who have sustained injuries that have life-long consequences should be able to go through the entire range of emotions that accompanies such a life altering event.
Accepting that the event took place, knowing that it may be a part of their everyday lives going forward and looking for ways to cope with that reality are things that must be faced. Work with a doctor and ask about new treatments. Inquire about state of the art technology that may offer benefits for a particular situation. A person should never let a day go by that they aren’t grateful for what they have. The pain may be a problem, but it can be managed and a person can return to their normal life, if and when they choose to do so.
Get Help Now At Multi-Care Medical
At Multi-Care Medical, pain management is taken seriously. With locations in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Pembroke Pines, Florida, we are ready to help South Florida residents.
We understand that pain can be debilitating. Our goal is to help patients manage their pain and improve their quality of life. This often gives them the opportunity to do things that they thought would no longer be possible. Please contact us today.