Pain is a small (many say big!) voice telling you that you presently have a big problem to worry about. Fortunately, many kinds of highly effective treatments for pain are available. Pain can result from injury, disease and stress among many other factors and it can feel slight, mild, severe or excruciating.
The real challenge to pain management and pain itself is determining the best treatment plan for you. There are various ways to treat pain in the same manner as there are many ways to cause pain. Many treatment plans are available but few of them are really safe and effective. A physician looking into his patient’s painful condition must know what treatment plan is best for his patient, how long has his patient been suffering from this condition and what is the root cause of this condition.
Pain is broken down into two types, acute or chronic pain.
Acute Injuries including fractured hand, strained back or sprained ankle happen oftentimes during an activity. This type of pain often lasts for more than a month. The symptoms and signs of acute pain can include break of a bone or visible dislocation, extreme limb weakness, inability to move a joint in a full range of motion, extreme tenderness in an upper limb, inability to place weight on a lower limb, swelling or sudden or severe pain during an activity.
Chronic Injuries often is caused by the abuse or overuse of a part of the body while exercising or indulging in sporting activities. The pain lasts for 6 weeks and oftentimes much, much longer. Here are signs of a chronic injury: swelling, dull ache during resting period or pain when performing an activity.
Once the duration, type and source of the pain is known, the doctor then can design a treatment plan. For alternative therapies, the more popular ones such as acupuncture and trigger points are used.
Acupuncture Marlton is a medicinal Chinese procedure that has been around for thousands of years primarily used to treat pain. It is all about inserting hair thin needles in strategic sites on the body. No drugs are used in this treatment, only needles. Western medical science does not know how acupuncture really works but it does work and has worked on so many people throughout thousands of years. It is now known to affect the central and it autonomic nervous system and improve the function of the circulatory system as well. Acupuncture effectively treats many kinds of pain including many types of inflammatory pains, costochondritis, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, shingles, back pain, joint pain, arthritis, sciatica, neuritis, headaches and facial pain among many others.
Trigger Points often address acute pain caused by joint irritation, pulled, knotted or knotted muscles, sports injuries and falls – these types of pain are highly likely still in their inflammatory phase.