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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

Chronic Pain and What to Do About It

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Estimates state that twenty percent of the population will, at some point in their life, suffer from chronic pain. The chances are it will come about as a result of some form of arthritis; this is a disease of the bones that causes the joints to degrade, and impacts upon movement, as well as causing pain. There are no known cures for arthritis, but there are ways in which the sufferer can make life more bearable.

As we know there is no cure there comes a point when visiting a doctor for treatment becomes pointless; he or she will most likely prescribe pain killers, or anti-inflammatory drugs, and while these may go some way to alleviating the pain they do not help with mobility at all. They can also, in some cases, come with undesirable side affects, meaning many patients prefer to look for alternative treatments.

Some of these can be very effective, in particular those that help to lubricate the damaged joints; the purpose of this is to enable a return to frictionless motion, that which was once provided by the make up of the healthy bone. These treatments have no side effects and also act in other ways, bringing relief and aid to the sufferer of chronic pain.

A search for advice on the internet will bring up a method of treatment that surprises many - that of exercise; it may seem like something of a paradox but the truth is keeping joints moving and active is vital to alleviating chronic pain. Joints, and muscles that can also be sources of such pain, are designed to move and when they stay idle for too long they begin to degenerate naturally.

It is highly recommended that a sufferer exercise lightly in the morning, and this can involve something as simple as leg lifts - these can even be done in bed - and other basic joint movement routines that help the blood flow and keep the joints fed with the nutrients they need.

Furthermore, the diet can play a big part in helping the chronic pain sufferer to live a normal life. The joints need a regular intake of certain vitamins and, while these can be obtained from supplements, it is recommended that one concentrates on eating the right foods for the right vitamins.

Particularly recommended for chronic pain and arthritis sufferers is an intake of oily fish, a substance that is know to help lubricate the bones. A dietician will help the sufferer to find the right balanced diet, and to keep the body at the correct weight as excess body weight can be detrimental in sufferers of chronic pain.

With attention to detail and guidelines it is entirely possible for a sufferer of chronic pain to live as full a life as normal, and most of the above advice will be helpful to the patient; these are, however, just a few useful tips and expert help should be sought, especially in cases of severity.

Yours Truly,

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