Overview

Chronic Pain is the pain that lasts or recurs for months or years. A pain is said to be chronic, if the pain

  • Stays for > 3 months.
  • Stays for > 1 month after the injury or the problem that originally caused the pain is resolved.
  • Recurs on and off for months or years.
  • Is associated with a chronic disorder (such as arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc) or an injury that is not healing completely.

Sometimes Chronic pain occurs when your nerves become unusually sensitive. Also some areas of body may become tender to touch and act as trigger points which radiate unexplained pain to other areas of your body.

Chronic disorders (such as arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc) can cause chronic pain. Chronic pain can also result from even a mild injury, if nerve fibres and cells have become sensitized.

Our individuality or uniqueness as a person, is the reason why some people experience pain more than others. Those whose pain threshold is low can feel too much pain when actually the pain is little. Whereas some people tolerate even severe pain with ease.

Our psyche (mind) also plays a role in determining the way we experience pain and react to it. Some people experience pain, as more unpleasant than others and limit their activities more. For example, some people with chronic pain know it will recur and may become fearful and anxious while anticipating the pain.

Sometimes the original cause of the pain is obvious—for example, when you had an injury that was healed but the pain remained. At other times the cause may be unknown—for example, when you have a chronic headache.

Do you know …

In certain individuals, when the nerves are stimulated repeatedly, they undergo remodelling (structural change) in a way that can make the pain worse and last longer. But it is not the same for everyone. Some feel the pain more and some feel the pain less. Homeopathy values this uniqueness of yours.

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

Hippocrates

Symptoms of chronic pain

Chronic pain may occur in different parts of the body in different people. For example, it may occur in the back in one person and in the fingertips in another. It may also occur in different parts of the body in the same person at different times.

Also, the sensation of pain may be different. For example, the pain may feel like throbbing, aching, stabbing, burning, stinging, or pressing. It may be constant or may come and go, and the intensity of the pain may vary.

People with chronic pain often also feel tired, have problems sleeping, lose their appetite and/or taste for food, and lose weight. Their sex drive may decrease. These problems develop gradually.

Constant pain can prevent people from doing what they usually enjoy and starts to affect the mind as well. They may become depressed and anxious. They may stop their activities, withdraw socially, and become preoccupied with physical health. The mind-body complex is now fully affected and becomes a vicious circle which keeps an individual in suffering mode.

Diagnosis of chronic pain

A doctor’s thorough evaluation which includes physical; mental; emotional; social health and environmental influence.

Through this evaluation doctors try to identify the cause of pain, factors modifying pain and the impact of such pain on the daily life quality of a person.

Doctors ask how the person feels; eats; sleeps and goes through a routine day. Identifying these changes is critical because they can make the situation better or worse and, if present, must be treated for the pain to be treated effectively.

Homeopathic Treatment of chronic pain

After a thorough evaluation, each case is worked upon and a set of similar medicines is derived, from which one single medicine which fits the patient’s presentation at that time, in relevant intensity and repetitions is given.

Some need only one medicine throughout the duration of treatment and some need few in sequence one after another across the treatment.

Timely follow-ups are essential to keep moving forward towards the goal of treatment and to identify, manage and overcome any obstacles to the outcome.

Outcome of Individualized Homeopathic treatment

With Individualized Homeopathic treatment focused on the person who is suffering, the outlook is as follows:

  • Relieves pain.
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Improves sleep.
  • Improves activity.
  • Relieves fatigue.
  • Restores function.
  • Better moods
  • Improves quality of life

Each person is unique and hence the time taken for treatment and the results achieved are also unique. 

Try to consult a well-qualified professional homeopath who practices adhering to the tenets of Hahnemannian Homeopathy for Best Outcomes.

Chronic Pain

Quick Facts

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Chronic pain can be caused by an ongoing problem such as:

  • A long-lasting disorder such as cancer, arthritis, diabetes, or fibromyalgia
  • An injury that hasn't completely healed

Also, if your nerves are constantly sending pain signals, sometimes that causes long-term changes in how your nerves work. These changes can make you more sensitive to pain signals. This can make existing pain seem worse and sometimes cause pain from something that isn't usually painful.

Most of the time doctors don't know what causes chronic pain.

You, and the whole of you, are the only reason why you experience the disease differently from others.

It is

  • your genetic predisposition and
  • your unique response system

These are constantly evolving as you grow through life. They are constituted and modified by

  • your upbringing and
  • your experience of different life situations around you

Technically the way you are wired and the way you learn and change through life is what makes you unique. This is the main reason why people experience diseases differently.

Homeopathy values this uniqueness of yours, and therefore there are no medicines for disease conditions but for the person who is experiencing those disease conditions. This is the basic reason that allows a homeopath to prescribe a single medicine at a given time, even for multiple disease conditions.

Homeopaths treat the underlying cause of your condition. If your condition is caused or made worse by a medical problem or substance use, it also will be treated. If you have any associated anxiety, stress, or any other psychological impact due to your condition, will also be given due importance while selecting homeopathic medicine.

After a thorough evaluation, each case is worked upon and a set of similar medicines is derived, from which one single medicine which fits all your symptoms at that time, in relevant intensity and repetitions is given.

Homeopaths treat chronic pain with:

  • A homeopathic medicine that matches your case.

With Homeopathic treatment custom tailored for you, focused on your uniqueness, the treatment's efficacy can be experienced in the following ways:

  • You feel better than before.
  • Your episode lasts shorter and is less intense.
  • Your sleep improves in quality.
  • You feel more active and energetic.
  • You are able to eat better.
  • Your mind and body work better.
  • You make better choices for yourself.
  • You enjoy better health than before.

Each person is unique and hence the time taken for treatment and the results achieved are also unique.

This is the most important question. Our homeopaths work together with you as a team trying to achieve the same goal in a rapid, gentle, and permanent way. You and only you can assist in improving the outcomes of your treatment by keeping in mind the following points:

  • Timely taking your medicine as per the guidelines provided.
  • Schedule follow-ups on time, as they are essential to keep moving forward toward our goal.
  • Help doctors/homeopaths identify any obstacles to the outcome by freely sharing the details thoroughly and pre-emptively.
  • Filling the assessment forms at required intervals.
  • If any new or old symptom appears, inform your doctor/homeopath, before doing anything on your own and follow the guidance given by them.
  • Not taking medicines on your own, as these interfere (slows down) and hampers (suppress) the process that is happening within your system for becoming healthy.
  • If any tests are required, get them done.
  • Not stopping any medicines on your own without your doctor/homeopath's advice - be it conventional or alternative.
  • Sharing if any other therapies or modalities are being utilized by you. Some ingredients may have interactions and consequences with your ongoing treatment without you realizing it.

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