Over fifteen percent of the countries popular have been diagnosed to have some type of illness known to be simultaneous with chronic pain. Chronic pain can run your life if you’re not properly equipped to deal with the effects of such a condition. It is also one of those things that, left untreated, can progressively become worse over time.
Some people don’t necessarily have the ability or access to the best health care or treatment programs available in their area. So what’s left when it comes down to just handling the pain versus learning how to treat the pain safely on your own? If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to easing the pain of your physical being, then here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Nerve Pain Treatments
If you’re not informed on what a TENS unit is, then here’s the inside scoop. A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator has been tested and proven effective under many circumstances. It’s basically a machine with small electrodes that can be placed wherever you choose on the body.
The electrodes emit an electric charge that awakens and stimulates your nerves deep within the muscle tissue. You can adjust the strength of the charge emitted by the electrodes, depending on your particular need. Studies have proven thus far that a TENS unit can be helpful by stimulating the peripheral nervous system and relieving pain almost immediately.
Muscle Pain Treatments
There are quite a few treatments available for muscle pain these days, but you should be aware that many of them can be addictive in nature. Opioids and muscle relaxants are what are most commonly prescribed by doctors or emergency room physicians. Most of the time, if you’re dealing with muscular pain, doctors will throw a pill at the pain. It works, but it’s dangerous for your health in the long run and highly addictive because of the euphoric feelings these drugs bring about.
Some antidepressants actually treat muscular pain, but these are only secondary in treatment. If you’re already prescribed an antidepressant, then you should check with your doctor first to make sure that your body is capable of handling any other prescription drugs.
Skeletal Pain Treatments
Skeletal pain is best treated with more new world medicinal treatments such as massage or acupuncture. Regular movement of the muscled and their attachment points will keep them warm and the blood flow proper.
With proper blood flow comes a greater ability to heal and repair. Muscles need this ability, and they repeatedly depend upon it. The best and most cost efficient treatment for skeletal muscular pain in your life is exercise, massage, and maybe evens a long, warm, shower.