Pain the Body ?
Pain is an unpleasant sensation and emotional experience that leads to tissue damage. Usually, it allows the body to react and prevent further tissue damage. Therefore, people feel pain when a signal travels through nerve fibers through to the brain for interpretation. Consequently, the experience of pain is different in every person and there are various ways to feel and describe pain. This variation can, in some cases, make it challenging to define and treat pain.
Pain can be short or long term. It may stay in one place or spread around the body.
In this article, we look at the different symptoms of pains in the body , causes, some indicators of pain and risk factors.
However, most pain subsides after an injury heals or an illness runs its course. Pain can last for months and even years after the body heals. In addition, It can even occur when there’s no known trigger for the pain. Whatever the cause of the Syndrome and regardless of how long the syndrome had been there, reach out to us at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic for a permanent solution.
Symptoms of pain in the Body
- Joint pain
- Muscle aches
- Burning pain
- Sleep problems
- Loss of stamina and flexibility, due to decreased activity
- Mood problems, including depression, anxiety, and irritability
Causes of Pain In the Body?
Conditions that cause widespread and long term pain are surprisingly often linked. Some of these conditions include:
- Osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis is generally the result of wear and tear on the body and occurs when the protective cartilage between bones wears away.
- Rheumatoid arthritis. This is an auto immune disease that causes painful inflammation in the joints.
- Back pain. This pain may stem from muscle strains, nerve compression, or arthritis of the spine (called spinal stenosis).
- Fibromyalgia. This is a neurological condition that causes pain and tenderness in various parts of the body (known as trigger points).
- Inflammatory bowel disease. This condition causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract and can produce intestinal pain and cramping.
- Surgical trauma.
- Advanced cancer.
Chronic pain can change the way neurons (nerve cells in the brain that transmit and process sensory input) behave, making them hypersensitive to pain messages. For example, according to the Arthritis Foundation, 20 percent of people with osteoarthritis who get their knees replaced (and presumably have no more painful joint issues) will still report chronic pain.
Other indicators of pain
When people with cognitive impairments cannot accurately describe their pain, there can still be clear indicators. These include:
- moaning and groaning
- resistance to care
- reduced social interactions
- increased wandering
- not eating
- sleeping problems
The doctor will either treat the underlying problem, if it is treatable, or prescribe pain-relieving treatment to manage the pain.
Research shows that some people are more susceptible to chronic pain syndrome than others. They are:
- Those with chronic and painful conditions, such as arthritis.
- female. Women tend to have more sensitivity to pain.
- Aged: Those who are older than 65. As you age, you’re more prone to all kinds of conditions that can produce chronic pain
Pains can be perplexing. Some options for treating pains include:
- Drugs to relieve pain.
- Nerve blocks to interrupt pain signals.
- Psychological/behavior therapy.
- Physiotherapy to increase flexibility and range of motion.
Contact us at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic for an effective Physiotherapy touch on your body.
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