Posts Tagged ‘chronic pain’

Chronic Pain – How to Live With it

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Chronic pain affects a large proportion of the population - estimates say as many as one in five - and can make life unbearable; there are, however, certain treatments that one can undergo, and lifestyle routines that can be adopted, that can successfully hep the sufferer to handle the ongoing problem that is chronic pain.

The causes of chronic pain are many, and the most common are the many forms of arthritis. This occurs when the smooth covering that coats the joints, the elbow, knees and so on, becomes damaged or begins to degenerate. When this happens, for one of many reasons, the bones no longer move without friction and the sufferer experiences pain and loss of mobility as a result.

There is no certain cure for arthritis or other forms of chronic pain, but there are some treatments on the market that go a long way towards alleviating the suffering and restoring mobility. Among these are treatments that help to lubricate the joints and restore some of the lost motion, and they can be very successful indeed.

Given that chronic pain has no cure the aim of such treatments is to help the sufferer live as normal a life as possible; pain management is instrumental in doing so, and hence anti-inflammatory drugs are often prescribed. Many patients prefer not to venture down this route, however, and look to the many natural remedies that are also proven to be successful in helping relieve symptoms of chronic pain.

Furthermore, exercise is known to be a great help in coping with chronic pain. This may seem strange given that it is the movement of the joints that causes the pain in the first place, but when one considers that joints are designed specifically with movement in mind it becomes more understandable. If a joint, or a muscle, is underused it will - naturally - become less usable; a well planned exercise regime - sit ups, leg raises, and many more - can help greatly in keeping the fluids that enable the movement of the joints flowing.

Walking and swimming, and cycling as well, are also good joint manipulations, and when carried out regularly but without over-exertion can be a useful part of any exercise regime.

In addition, diet can have an effect in helping to alleviate chronic pain, and working with a dietician to discover which foods are helpful in this area can bring a better standard of living and, of course, other health benefits.

Living with chronic pain, whether induced by arthritis or otherwise, is never satisfactory but the above tips, and further investigating the newer products that are designed to help the condition, can go a long way towards making life more bearable for the millions of sufferers who wake each day knowing they have to suffer. With careful planning, sufficient exercise and the right treatments, chronic pain can become less of an everyday chore.

Yours Truly,

Joseph Marquardt
President, Q-Based Healthcare TM
The Makers of TriReliefTM Cream
Info@qbased.com
Toll Free 1.866.314.8917

What Causes Chronic Pain, and How to Cope with it

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

The causes of chronic pain - that is pain that is suffered for the rest of ones life - are many, but the most common causes are related to arthritis. Without getting too deep into the detail, arthritis comes in many forms and is a disease of the joints. Our bodies are equipped with many joints, all of which enable our limbs and body to move as we want to.

If we imagine that a joint - of which there are many types - is akin to a ball and socket, we get an idea of how the joints work; the ball moves freely in the socket, and is aided in doing so by a smooth coating on the bone called the cartilage. It is when the cartilage begins to degenerate - as in cases of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis - or is damaged in an accident that we suffer from chronic pain; the smooth coating is no longer doing its job, hence the two bones grate against each other.

There is no known cure for any of the types of arthritis, or other causes of chronic pain, but there are ways to help the sufferer cope with the symptoms.

Exercise is recommended - paradoxically - as joints are designed to move and should be kept doing so. The same applies to muscles, as these are directly related to the joints and can also be a source of chronic pain themselves. It is often in the morning, when the patient has been in one position for some time, that chronic pain can manifest at its worse, and doing a few simple exercises first thing in the morning is a sensible move.

Walking and cycling are other methods of exercise that are recommended, but it is imperative that the sufferer takes advice on how much, and what types, of exercise to partake of.

Pain management is vital to sufferers of chronic pain but the oft-prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs are sometimes not successful, and many sufferers do not want to follow this route. However, there are treatments that concentrate on - among other things - lubricating the joints and restoring some of the movement and, thus, reducing the effects of the pain.

These treatments are tried and tested and also harmless, and concentrate not on curing the condition - as this can not be done - but on stemming the degeneration of the joints further and, thus, alleviating the pain.

In severe cases the option of joint replacement can be investigated; this is a practice that has been done for many years now and is considered a relatively simple operation. It involves removing the damaged joint and replacing it with an artificially created version, and in doing so restoring the movement in the affected joint.

It is possible to live with chronic pain, and the above methods of attention all aim at making life more bearable for the sufferer. Finding the right solution to every individual case is the ultimate aim.

Yours Truly,

Joseph Marquardt
President, Q-Based Healthcare TM
The Makers of TriReliefTM Cream
Info@qbased.com
Toll Free 1.866.314.8917