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Managing Pain with Medication

Pain with Medication

Pain with Medication

You can find thousands of pain medications out there, in probably a hundred different categories. Why? Because there are just so many different types of pain. From over-the-counters to prescriptions all the way to herbal remedies, painkillers are everywhere because pain is everywhere.
Using pain pills isn’t as easy as popping one when you get an ache, however. Doctors provide exact instructions because it can be dangerous or ineffective if you do it the wrong way. You have to worry about interactions with other medications and substances, as well as risks from other conditions you have.

 

Mediactions used to treat pain

Analgesics

A very broad category of painkillers including several subclasses, these are synonymous with “painkiller” and are used to treat a wide variety of pain symptoms as well as prevent inflammation.

Antidepressants

Some antidepressants can be used to treat chronic pain conditions. Most antidepressants are not good for this as they have no analgesic effect, but a doctor can recommend one that is helpful for certain types of pain and agony.

Corticosteroids

Inflammation is caused by immune system responses. Corticosteroids suppress the immune system reaction that causes inflammation. If you have pain from severe information—especially if it is caused by an allergic reaction—corticosteroids are a good option.

Oral Numbing Agents

Mouth pains can be treated with topical creams and sprays that numb the area of the mouth. This works well for toothaches, cuts, post-dental work pains.

Anticonvulsants

Nerve pain, or neuropathy, can be treated with anticonvulsants. These also tend to have a relaxing effect on the body.

Topical Analgesics

Some painkillers can be applied directly to the skin to relieve surface pain. This is great for burns, bruises, and shallow cuts.

Capsaicin

Chili peppers contain this natural chemical that supposedly lowers pain.

Opioid Analgesics

This is a very popular category of painkillers because they are very powerful, effective, and have a wide range of applications. Some famous ones are Morphine, Codeine, and — that’s right — Opioids are used for moderate to severe pain, but they carry the risk of abuse. However, is a synthetic opioid analgesic. It is designed by scientists to have fewer downsides.

Biofeedback Therapy

Combining aspects of both physiology and psychology, pain management by biofeedback is growing in popularity very rapidly. This technique uses machines to monitor nerve signals sent from the muscles. These signals tell us many things about what the subject is going through, especially in terms of pain. If a person becomes overly tense, a signal will say so. People with chronic pain can pay close attention to how they feel to be able to predict the pain and ready themselves. Psychological techniques can make it better.

Author:hochzeitskleids

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