Pain is any discomforting feeling you experience when something is wrong, either physically or mentally. The discomfort experienced may cause insurmountable pain in some instances, which requires a pain management plan to help alleviate this issue. Pain Management is highly effective, and they help eliminate potential substance abuse by trying to decrease the discomfort being experienced by an individual.
CAUSES OF PAIN
The most common causes of pain include:
- medical conditions
TYPES OF PAIN
There are two main types of pain:
- Acute pain- A sudden, short-lived pain and generally a normal response to an injury or medical condition
- Chronic pain – Continued pain typically lasts for three months and beyond healing.
HOW IS PAIN TREATMENT GUIDED?
Pain management is designed to fit each client/ patient based on the pain range from intensity, duration, aggravation, relieving conditions, and cause. Pain management has a role in identifying the precise source of the problem and isolating the optimal treatment.
PAIN MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
A person’s emotional wellbeing can impact the experience of pain, understanding the cause, and learning the appropriate ways to cope. Home Health Companions sees the need for Pain Management and the necessity of using the proper treatment to manage and increase our client’s quality of life. The pain a client/patient feels may take them away from their daily routines, so Home Health Companions works hard to prevent or decrease this issue by providing care or treatment the best way possible.
Key pain management strategies include:
- Pain medication
- Psychological treatments
- Physical therapy
- Support groups.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PAIN MEDICINE
The right choice of medicine depends on:
- The location, intensity, duration, and type of pain
- Activities that ease the pain or make it worse
- lifestyle impact such as loss of appetite or quality of sleep
- Medical conditions
- Another medication intake