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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




🤔How to manage pain❓



✅ 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 to ask questions ❓

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