Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is a pain that lasts a long time. There is a wide range of specific problems that can cause this type of pain. This list includes:

1 Chronic primary pain: defined by 3 months of persistent pain in one or more anatomical regions that is unexplainable by another pain condition.

2 Chronic cancer pain: defined as cancer or treatment related visceral, musculoskeletal, or bony pain.

3 Chronic posttraumatic pain: pain lasting 3 months post trauma or surgery, excluding infectious or preexisting conditions.

4 Chronic neuropathic pain: pain caused by damage to the somatosensory nervous system damage.

5 Chronic headache and orofacial pain: pain that originates in the head or face, and occurs for 50% or more days over a 3 months period.

6 Chronic visceral pain: pain originating in an internal organ.

7 Chronic musculoskeletal pain: pain originating in the bones, muscles, joints or connective tissue.

Different Chronic Pain diagnoses require a different set of solutions. There is no “one size fits all” and you will need to talk to your doctor about your specific options. Others opt for a more natural approach to relieve their Chronic Pain. Again, there is no “one size fits all” and you will have to safely figure out which approaches work best for you.

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