Doctors for Cancer Pain in Siddharameshwar Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Cancer commonly brings a great deal of pain due to the presence of a tumour which spreads to the bones and other parts of the body, and the strain of the treatment. Also, many patients also suffer from diseases like arthritis, migraines and chronic back pain. The pain is also usually associated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
HOW IS CANCER PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Oncologists may perform physical examination of the area affected by cancer pain to determine the cause. Cancer pain due to treatment may be evaluated for the specific drug that causes pain or burning.
HOW IS CANCER PAIN TREATED?
Pain relievers, are far more the most effective pharmacological intervention for cancer pain. The dosage and the strength of drugs can be adjusted according to the severity. Additionally, surgically interventions can be made to remove a part or whole of the tumour which causes pain. Surgery and radiation will help in this case. Nerve blocks are another mode of treatment used in cancer pain, which is due to the tumor compressing on nerves. An injection is directly injected to the nerve of the affected site and prevent pain signals being sent to brain. A short term pain relief will be achieved this way and other type of nerve blocks include, spinal anaesthesia and epidurals. Other methods used for cancer pain control include heat, cold ( ice packs) massage, exercise, physiotherapy, relaxing techniques like yoga and meditation and acupuncture.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some oncologists asks these patients to use a 'Pain control diary', which has recorded details on each treatment, how effective it is and any side effects, so that health care workers can have an idea about the suitability of particular treatment provided.