In real life, pain is a problem we often encounter. But for a long time, people have a more one-sided understanding of pain. They think that pain is only a symptom of the disease. As long as the disease is cured, the pain will disappear. So far, many patients have to endure the pain. With the deepening of research, the International Pain Society (IASP) has listed pain as the fifth largest vital sign after blood pressure, breathing, pulse, and temperature to guide people to face pain.
For pain, the World Health Organization defines it as: “pain is the unpleasant feeling and emotional experience caused by tissue damage or potential tissue damage.” Everyone’s life is inseparable from pain. Born from pain, it may die from pain. Minor pain has no impact on our lives and is often overlooked. Severe pain can cause physical and mental damage.
Chronic pain is a disease
According to the duration of pain, it can be classified into acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain refers to pain that has recently occurred and has a short duration. Generally speaking, acute pain does not exceed 3 months. Common acute pain mainly includes postoperative pain, childbirth pain, trauma pain or sports injury, burn pain, scald pain, advanced cancer pain, and acute neuralgia. It is generally believed that acute pain has important biological functions and is a signal when the body is in danger or has harmful stimuli, reminding people to take necessary actions to prevent further damage. Chronic pain refers to an acute disease process or a pain that lasts longer than normal for the time needed to cure, or that recurs every few months to several years and lasts for one month. For example, many acute diseases or injuries can be cured within 2 to 4 weeks, up to 6 weeks. If pain persists 1 month after the cure, chronic pain should be considered.
For a long time, many people believe that pain is only a symptom of the disease, and as soon as the disease is cured, the pain will disappear. But pain itself is a disease, such as chronic pain. In 2002, the Tenth World Congress on Pain reached a basic consensus: chronic pain is a disease that causes a series of serious problems such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, irritability, personality changes, and even suicidal tendencies. According to statistics, there are up to 80 million chronic pain patients in China, less than 65% of them go to medical institutions, less than 28% receive traditional medicine, and less than 0.002% receive neuromodulation therapy. This shows that the public’s understanding and awareness of pain is more one-sided.
Preventable and treatable pain
As early as 2000, the Medical Science Branch of the Chinese Medical Doctors Association introduced the trilogy of standardized management of pain, namely: the first step to prevent, when pain conditions have not yet occurred, you need to have a sense of pain management, by regulating daily life habits, avoid The symptoms of chronic skeletal muscle pain appear; in the second step of treatment, it is necessary to pay attention to the simple symptoms in the early stage. Seek medical treatment in time, identify the cause according to the doctor’s order, treat the symptoms symptomatically, and pay attention to the harm caused by chronic pain. Previous treatment experience is to perform self-medication outside the hospital in a timely manner to ensure the development of chronic pain conditions in the first time; the third step of rehabilitation requires further observation and protection after the chronic pain conditions are controlled or temporarily healed, and daily prevention and treatment should be done to avoid the condition. Repeatedly or aggravated. Nowadays, most of the clinical symptoms of pain can be better treated by continuous and standardized treatment. Therefore, when there is pain, correct treatment, and scientific treatment can achieve “pain and happiness.”
8 tricks to overcome pain
For patients, long-term pain tolerance will not only make the disease worse, but also cause sleep disorders, emotional disorders, and loss of appetite, which will reduce the body’s resistance and immunity, and will also cause some mental illness, which will seriously affect the quality of life. Therefore, when pain occurs, it is necessary to actively find the cause behind the pain, and the root cause must be addressed. Secondly, it is necessary to prevent the acute pain from becoming chronic pain through reasonable treatment in a timely manner. Numerous clinical practices have shown that the following methods can overcome the enemy to fight against pain:
The first trick: nerve block technology
A small amount of medicine is directly injected around the nerve root to eliminate the edema of the nerve root, reduce the excitability of the nerve root, improve blood circulation, eliminate the irritation of inflammatory substances, and relax the related muscles, so that the pain is relieved or disappeared. Nerve block technology has been widely used in pain clinics, such as various types of neuropathic pain, cervical spondylosis, disc herniation, shingles neuralgia, cancer pain and other acute and chronic pain diagnosis and treatment.
The second trick: peripheral nerve damage technology
By chemical technology or radiofrequency thermocoagulation and other techniques, some nerve segments are necrotic, and nerve conduction function is lost for a short time or for life. Nerve damage techniques are widely used in trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, abdominal pain in pancreatic cancer, and refractory pain in the thoraco-abdominal region and waist.
The third trick: minimally invasive treatment with percutaneous needle knife
Needle-knife therapy is based on the body’s dynamic balance theory. Acupuncture and tissue release treatment are performed with a needle-knife to bring the body’s tissues to a new balance, thereby eliminating inflammation, removing tissue adhesions, and promoting the regeneration of new tissues. Pain and functional recovery. This technology is the world’s latest, the only minimally invasive technology with complete Chinese intellectual property rights. It is mainly used for the treatment of various neck, shoulder, lumbar and leg pain, cervical spondylosis, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar degenerative disease, bone Arthritis, muscle strain, bursitis, tenosynovitis, etc.
The fourth trick: silver needle constant temperature soft tissue release
The heat is directly introduced into the soft tissue of the disease through a special silver needle, which destroys the diseased tissue, eliminates inflammatory substances, inactivates inflammatory mediators, improves blood circulation, and promotes regeneration of new tissues, thereby achieving the goal of long-term pain relief or healing pain. Silver needle thermal conduction soft tissue release is currently one of the effective methods to treat various neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain, lumbar muscle strain, sacral arthritis, knee arthritis, periarthritis and other soft tissue pain.
Fifth trick: Visually mediated minimally invasive decompression of the disc
Cervical and lumbar disc herniation is the main cause of neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain. The specific substance that dissolves the intervertebral disc, collagenase, is injected into the protruding intervertebral disc or its surface under the intervention of CT or X-ray C-arm images, and it is combined with the destruction, absorption of the collagen tissue of the intervertebral disc to make the protruding disc smaller Reduce or relieve the compression and stimulation of nerve roots, so as to achieve the purpose of curing disc herniation. This type of method has the characteristics of high safety, positive effect, small trauma, and fast healing. It is one of the advanced minimally invasive interventional technologies at home and abroad, which can make most patients with cervical and lumbar disc herniation, especially frail. Or fear of surgery patients, avoid surgery and related risks.
Sixth trick: radiofrequency ablation, balloon dilation
Trigeminal neuralgia is pain in the innervation of the trigeminal nerve of the head and face. It is mostly severe pain in the chin, lips, upper and lower alveolar apex, tongue tip, nose, suborbital, supraorbital, temporal, anterior ear. Peripheral branches of the trigeminal nerve, radiofrequency ablation of the trigeminal ganglion, and balloon dilation can achieve long-term elimination of pain, which is one of the effective methods for treating trigeminal neuralgia. CT-guided treatment is more accurate, safer, and has a higher cure rate.
Seventh trick: joint cavity ozone flushing, perfusion, injection
Knee arthritis, periarthritis of the shoulders, hip arthritis and other middle-aged and elderly patients with the most common joint diseases, these diseases seriously affect the patient’s life and work, using joint cavity ozone flushing, rapid removal of inflammatory mediators and pain substances in the joint cavity , Auxiliary injection of drugs such as trace hormones, sodium hyaluronate, combined with needle knife, silver needle, etc. for the treatment of softening of extra-articular soft tissue, can make most patients with joint pain quickly and effectively controlled, combined with rehabilitation exercises can effectively restore joints Function to reduce disability.
Eighth trick: continuous intrathecal drug infusion, electrical spinal cord stimulation
Most advanced cancer pains are caused by tumors invading tissues; according to the different sites of tumor invasion, there are multiple parts of the body and different types of pain. For the control of cancer pain, first of all, analgesic drug intervention is required according to the three-step principle, so that 90% of patients have pain control, but there are still some refractory cancer pains that cannot be effectively alleviated. For patients with severe cancer pain and some patients with refractory chronic neuralgia, techniques such as epidural spinal cord stimulation, implanted catheters, and continuous administration of morphine pumps can be used to control pain and receive good analgesic effects.