Pain management refers to steps taken to reduce pain or improve the quality of life in general when experiencing pain. Treatment of pain often requires the attention of medical practitioners. There are several ways of pain management depending on the type of pain that the patient is experiencing.
Forms of pain management
This is the rubbing of the body muscles to relieve some tension or pain that a person may be experiencing. Massages feel great, but many times they provide a lot more than that, especially for people with back pain. Massage has been proved to boost endorphins and serotonins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Massage therapy has also shown that it works at a molecular level helping patients to deal with inflammation.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
This is a short-term physiotherapy that uses a hands-on approach to solving medical problems. CBT aims to change the patterns of how people behave and therefore changes the way they feel. CBT is best suited for chronic pain. In fact, CBT is preferred over standard procedures for people affected with body-wide pain due to lifestyle changes, meaning that the reduction of stress may be able to reduce pain in a person’s body.
This is a complimentary of modern medicine that involves the pricking of the skin tissue to reduce the pain that a person is feeling. This method of pain reduction first originated in ancient China and afterward moved to the West. It is best suited for body pains, fibromyalgia, and tension headaches. This method has proved to reduce body pain, and it improves the functioning of the nervous system together with the skeletal system, which is more often than not the cause of body pain.
This is where an individual takes part in the training of the mind to gain a state of relaxation and well-being. Meditation may be used for reduction of chronic pain and can be used for symptom management. It can be aimed at self-regulation for people with anger-based pain such as self-inflicted pain.
This is a collection of physical, mental, and psychological practices that were initially found in ancient India. There are various types of Yoga that are advised for treatment of various body pains, which may include migraines, backaches, and arthritis. This is because yoga promotes relaxation and stress coping mechanisms as well.