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Pain



International Association for Study of pain (IASP) defines pain as


An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage,


😣Pain can be


👉🏼Acute - within 0- 4 weeks


👉🏼Sub acute - 4-12 weeks


👉🏼Chronic pain - 6 months onwards


😣Pain is influenced by




👤Biological - age, genetics , biochemical changes etc


🧘‍♀️Psychological - Mood, emotions , experiences , stress, feelings etc


🏠Social- relationships , finances ,work, environment, daily activities etc



🤔How to rate pain?


Various scales are used


This is called visual analog scale it classifies pain into

👉🏼Mild


👉🏼Moderate


👉🏼Severe



🤔How to manage pain❓


✅Heat


✅Ice


✅ Natural, herbal products


💊 Mild pain- Paracetomal and ibuprofen (if allowed) with meals as directed on leaflet


💊Moderate pain- Anti inflammatory medications if allowed Nurofen or prescribed Naproxen or paracetomal with codeine ( codeine + paracetomal) cocodamol or codrydamol over the counter or prescribed


💡Remember these medications with codeine cause constipation so hydration and laxatives are recommended


💊Severe pain - Strong medications prescribed by doctors or consultants , injections or in some cases surgery



✅Pain is not at all bad it gives us information about what is going on in the body and to act on that information




✅Occasionally when pain lasts for more than 6 months although everything heals in our body the nerves keep firing the signals , - there is nothing to be worried about like a broken car alarm warning us without any threat ‼️



💡If you are struggling to manage and return to your function -


📲Contact your healthcare professional


📲Book here https://physiozen.uk2.cliniko.com/bookings#service to ask questions ❓






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