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Pain: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

According to the International Association for the Study of Pains, “pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with the actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” Pains can be experienced in any part of the body, be it arms, legs, head, feet, hands, stomach, abdomen or any other. Pains can be of two types- acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is when you feel sudden and severe pain in any part of your body. You may feel it during injury, surgery or sickness. Triggered by tissue damage, this pain goes away after a certain period of time. Chronic pain itself is considered as a health condition. It lasts for a very long time and you might not be able to understand the treason behind it. Simple pain relieving medications work in 20% - 70% of the cases. If medications do not work, you have the option to go for physio therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic or surgery.

How is the treatment done?

Muscle pain is one of the most common kinds of pain. It could be due to muscle cramps, repetitive strain injuries, influenza and other diseases. The first thing you must do after you experience pain is consult a physician. A physician will diagnose the cause of your pain and suggest the remedy accordingly. Medications are known to cure most cases of pain. There over the counter pain relievers like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen available to get over the pain you are going through. In more severe cases, morphine or fentanyl may be prescribed. If medications do not work, you can try physio therapy. A physio therapist will suggest and assist you in doing a range of exercises that you must do regularly to gain the mobility of your painful boy part back. Availing professional massage might be of help as it may soothe some pains. Chiropractic is a treatment that works for disorders of musculoskeletal system specially the spinal cord. In extreme cases, you may have to go for surgeries to resolve your troubles.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you have been experiencing pain in any body part for more than a week, you must not ignore it. Consult a physician, diagnose its cause and get it cured.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Short termed, mild pains do not need to be treated by professionally. Wait for 2-3 days before consulting a doctor.

Are there any side effects?

Some strong medications may result in redness, itching or irritation in skin. You may also feel heavy headed and nausea after consuming certain medications. There is nothing to be concerned about. However, if the effects linger, do consult a doctor.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You must keep exercising regularly and keep your body active. Consume a healthy diet filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, pulses etc. The food you eat determines the condition of your body.

How long does it take to recover?

The recovery time period depends on the organ where you are experiencing pain and the severity of your condition.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Price of the treatment depends on the kind of treatment you may have to undergo and the the severity of your condition.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment are mostly permanent if you do not suffer from any other chronic disease.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

You can try home massages, hot/ cold treatments or some special foods known to relive pains in the areas you are struggling with.

Popular Questions & Answers

My mother is 59 years old. 2 weeks ago, she slipped on the floor and hurt her back. After that, she started having problems defecating. She feels pain on her lower back whenever she lies down and gets out of bed. There is no pain when she is standing upright, and when she bends sideways. However, she feels pain when sitting down or bending forward. She is taking dulcolax and suppository but is still having a hard time pooing. She is taking a lot of liquids and is on soft diet.

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Hello dear summarising your case: your mother is a postmenopausal female with 2 weeks old injury to lower back leading to a pain which gets worse by sitting and forward bending and relieved by walking. Additionally has got a problem defaecating wh...

I am 28, I am experiencing lower back pain from last 9 months especially when I am trying to bend. I consulted an orthopedic and got an x ray for lumbar region. He said the vertebrae are tight and prescribed me myospaz tablets and to do back strengthening exercises. When I am in medication I got relief but now it is becoming worse. It is becoming very hard to sit on the floor as well. What are other possible issues that might be reason for back pain when trying to bend. Do I need to worry as it is almost 9 months and it is slowly getting worse.

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Hello lybrate-user, I understand that you have been suffering from back pain for almost a year now. Taking pain killers and muscle relaxants can help you for a short bit but are not advisable as a long term solution. There can be various reasons f...

My father 57 years old has diabetes n currently on medicine glimepiride 2 mg+ metformin 500 mg (mrng & evening, as far as sugar level is concerned it is under control 130 .but he has shoulder pain & palm joint pain he can't move it much. Some highlighted tests hdl cholesterol 36.06 ldl direct 163.78 ldl cal 150 ratio 4.54 uric acid 8.05 b12- 181 hto 14.50 what is your take on current medicine n what about shoulder pain? We consulted orthopedist but nothing found.

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