What is pain management?
Pain management is a medical specialty that is rapidly growing in popularity and application. This specialty deals with the reduction of pain in the body by applying the principles of science and medicine. Today, it is common to come across medical doctors who have specialized in the treatment and management of pain.
Pain is the main symptom in several medical conditions, interfering with the quality of life and overall functioning. If you are experiencing pain in your body, do not simply ignore it, believing that it will just go away. You never know what it is and it might only get worse if not checked by your doctor. This is why pain management is an essential part of healthcare since individuals forced to continue with the pain tend to end up depressed or with poor treatment results.
Pain management may require the application of simple or complex therapies. The treatment method depends on various factors surrounding the history of the pain. These include the duration of the pain, its intensity, whether the pain is increasing in intensity or reducing, the contribution of the pain to other symptoms of illness, and the physical cause of the pain.
Pain management is based on two goals. These are to find the structure causing the discomfort and to determine the best possible treatment based on the findings. Every structure within the body capable of causing pain must have a nerve supply. The sensations to these nerves are interpreted as pain. Finding the problem structure will help these medical specialists determine the best way to deal with your situation.
Pain medications are drugs used to relieve discomfort associated with the disease, injury, or surgery. Because the pain process is complex, there are many types of pain drugs that provide relief by acting through a variety of physiological mechanisms. Thus, effective medication for nerve pain will likely have a different mechanism of action than arthritis pain medication.
The main forms of pain medication are:
Good for mild to moderate pain, commonly prescribed for arthritis and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Courses pain– nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), paracetamol.
Other types of painkillers are:
Non narcotic pain meds
Non narcotic pain meds are used to control pain and inflammation. They are available at drugstores without a prescription or by prescription when given at higher doses. Some types of these medications can be given during surgery to reduce post-surgical pain and lessen the need for narcotics.
Examples include Tylenol (chemical name: acetaminophen); non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, Motrin, or Advil (chemical name: ibuprofen); and Aleve or Naprosyn (chemical name: naproxen sodium). Surgical options: Exparel (chemical name: bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) and IV Tylenol (chemical name: acetaminophen).
Non narcotic pain meds are used to treat acute or persistent pain that is mild to moderate. They also may be used in combination with other medications or therapies to treat moderate to severe pain. Most non narcotic pain meds are taken by mouth. Some are given by injection or IV before, during, or after a surgical procedure.
Narcotic pain meds
Narcotic pain meds contain natural, synthetic or semi-synthetic opiates. Narcotic pain meds are often used for acute pain, such as short-term pain after surgery. Some examples of opioids include:
- Hydrocodone-acetaminophen (Vicodin)
- Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet)
Narcotic pain meds are effective for severe pain and do not cause bleeding in the stomach or other parts of the body, as can some other types of pain believers.
However, they can be extremely addictive and doctors will try to find alternatives to prescribing them. It is rare for people to become addicted to opioids if the drugs are used to treat pain for a short period. But if used to treat chronic pain, the risk of addiction is real and potentially dangerous.
This is when two different drugs are combined into one. This could be a painkiller with an NSAID or an opioid painkiller with a non-opioid painkiller. An example is co-codamol, which combines paracetamol with codeine.
Natural remedies for pain management
Are you looking for some natural remedies to relieve the pain in your body? Are you tired of taking pain pills that do not work? Are you experiencing negative side effects from taking all sorts of pain medication? Then it is time to think outside the “pillbox” and find natural remedies that will work for you in the long term.
Listed below are natural remedies for pain
Herbs for pain management
Herbs are natural remedies for pain that has been proven to be effective to help ease the symptoms of pain.
Rosemary essential oil
- Rosemary is a natural remedy for pain. Research carried out shows that the rosemary plant, help treat headache, muscle and bone pain, and seizures. Rosemary may also reduce inflammation, relax smooth muscles, and boost memory.
Peppermint essential oil
- Peppermint oil comes from the Mentha piperita L. plant. The Peppermint plant has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and pain-relieving effects. The active compounds in peppermint oil include carvacrol, menthol, and limonene.
- Whole cloves are often used to spice up meat and rice dishes. Ground cloves are used in pies and many other foods. As a medicine, cloves can be found in capsule or powder form. Clove oil is also available. Like other herbal supplements, you can use cloves to treat a wide range of conditions. Cloves may help ease nausea and treat colds. They may also help relieve the pain associated with headaches, arthritic inflammation, and toothaches. Cloves can also be used as part of a topical pain reliever.
Acupuncture for pain management
The ancient art of acupuncture has been used in Asia for centuries to treat many conditions and relieve pain. It’s now being used in the United States and other Western countries to ease everything from low back pain to nerve pain (such as painful shingles rashes), to headaches, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps, and more.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin at specific “acupoints.” This may relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals, and by affecting the part of the brain that governs serotonin, a brain chemical involved with mood.
According to the research carried out by the National Institute of Health (NIH), several studies suggest that acupuncture works particularly well on chronic pain such as back and neck pain; osteoarthritis/knee pain; and headache. It often reduces the incidence and severity of tension headaches and may prevent migraines. “Therefore,” it is concluded that acupuncture for pain appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider
Hypnosis for pain management
Hypnosis for pain relief aka pain hypnosis or hypnosis for pain management is popular, safe, and effective. Tens of millions of people in the USA experience different forms of chronic pain and many people have prescriptions of pain killers containing opioids to alleviate it. The most popular and frequently used opioids containing drugs are:
Many people who are suffering from chronic pain are in search of other possibilities and options, including hypnosis for pain relief.
Hi, my name is Victor Tsan, I’m a Medical Doctor, acupuncturist, hypnotist, and reiki master. In the article below I will share with my readers my professional opinion about the effectiveness and popularity of hypnosis for pain relief.
The case of hypnosis for pain management
4.5 years ago, one of my patients had a slip and fall accident on a skating rink when he hurt his hip, elbow, knee, and ankle on the left side. As per the patient, since then he continues to experiencing constant pain that holds him off regular routines, skating, and work.
At some point, this chronic pain ultimately led him to chronic stress and depression, which we call post-traumatic stress disorder aka PTSD, as well as occurrences of anxiety and panic attacks. He could not even sleep all night long due to pain on the right side of his body that wakes him up between 1 and 3 am. His family doctor suggested opioids for pain control, however, he denied the use of controlled drugs, being concerned about addiction and further withdrawal consequences.
This gentleman instead came to Philadelphia Holistic Clinic in the Northeast region of the City of Brotherly Love in hopes that hypnosis for pain management will relieve his body aches and discomfort.
He was worry about taking narcotic pain control medicines and it forced him to give a try to hypnosis for pain management. “What do I have to lose?” this gentleman asked me. After his first hypnosis for pain relief treatment he reported, that the severity level of pain diminished from an 8 to a 5, and one month after the 6th session it was not more than 1 or 2.”
Hypnotherapy for pain management at Philadelphia Hypnotherapy Clinic
My name is Victor Tsan, and I’m the Medical Doctor and certified clinical hypnotist who founded, established, and developed Philadelphia Hypnotherapy Clinic, the division of Philadelphia Holistic Clinic where I and my associates use only holistic approaches for pain control, such as hypnosis for pain management, acupuncture for pain, homeopathic remedies for pain, and Reiki for pain relief.
I’ve treated many people that have had work-related, auto-accident, and sport-accident injuries with hypnosis for pain relief. Some of them were on opioid-containing pharmaceutical drugs for years. Of course, these patients had limited active and passive range of motion (ROM), and after the hypnosis for chronic pain, they were able to withdraw from the pharmaceutical pain control drugs and only use self-hypnosis for pain techniques that I taught them.
How hypnosis for pain relief works?
Hypnosis for pain relief works by entering a patient into the so-called hypnotic trans, which in reality a subconscious sphere of mind.
During the treatment of hypnotherapy for pain relief, I’m influencing patients’ subconscious parts of the brain. This approach allows me to take patients to the time of life when they experienced no pain and were happy. A hypnotist can achieve it because our memory has a cellular structure and while a patient is in a hypnotic trance, I can dodge “depraved cells” whipping out memories of pain.
With Neuro-Linguistic Programming, which is a type of clinical hypnosis I can tune patients’ minds to heal a variety of health conditions. This method physicians all over the world have been using for years.
Many patients also suffer from strong anxiety and even symptoms of depression. Anxiety and depression cause the manufacturing of the body chemicals that may create blockades for successfully achieving the hypnosis for pain management treatment.
One of my patients, 34 y.o. a woman who undergoes treatment for bone cancer of her cervical spine at received hypnosis for pain relief to help to cope with pain. She had many radiation treatments and she had to wear special tied protection to avoid the impact of the radiation on the parts of her body that are undamaged. This lady was claustrophobic and couldn’t wear it. So, in order to help her, I proposed a neuro-Linguistic programming treatment and to the patient’s surprise, it worked. For more information on the use of hypnosis for pain control and pain management click here.
Philadelphia Hypnotherapy Clinic – the home for Hypnosis for pain relief
At the Philadelphia Hypnotherapy Clinic, I, Dr. Tsan, and my associates developed a holistic pain control protocol consisted of hypnosis for pain relief, acupuncture for pain, homeopathy for pain relief, and reiki for pain control.
Since Philadelphia Hypnotherapy Clinic is a division of the internationally recognized Philadelphia Holistic Clinic all holistic services are available for our patients under one roof.
I employed only the best specialists in each holistic category. He even relocated them to Philadelphia Pa from different states and different countries.
It is my opinion, that only the best specialists in holistic medicine should work and provide services. I don’t believe in hypnotists that passed 3- or 5-day classes. In my understanding, the hypnotist is a Medical Doctor or Psychologist who has a gift of hypnotizing; Acupuncturists must be properly trained at a prestigious school and have long-term clinical experience; and finally, a Homeopathic Physician is, first of all, a physician.
We do have amateurs in the clinic who undergo their practice or internship at our facility, but none of them is allowed to treat patients without supervision. Even each new licensed practitioner hired to Philadelphia Holistic Clinic works the first month under my administration and all patients are seen and treated by this new practitioner and me.
That’s what I believe makes our clinic different from all other holistic centers in Philadelphia and nationwide, that’s why we have patients from all over the world, and that’s how our success rate is way above average worldwide.
If you are looking for the best hypnotherapy for pain in your area key into the google search box hypnosis for pain relief near me and find Philadelphia Hypnotherapy Clinic on the top of the first page.
Dr. Tsan – Medical Director of the Philadelphia Holistic Clinic.