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Chronic pain is a set of conditions with a massive impact on public health, as an estimated 20 percent or more of American adults have some form of it. Managing pain involves a diverse set of approaches for addressing both acute and chronic pain. Every patient's experience with pain is different, but below you'll find an overview of how it's classified and the different forms managing it can take.
Managing pain first starts with understanding what type it is. Loosely speaking, pain is traditionally divided up into two categories:
Acute pain: Pain of recent onset, that is short-term and typically from an identifiable cause.
Chronic Pain is also called persistent pain, and comprises an ongoing or recurrent pain that lasts beyond the usual course of illness or healing from injury. This pain is often classified as lasting more than 3 to 6 months, as well as adversely affecting the patient's well-being.
Chronic pain is also defined as, simply, pain that continues when it should not. It is classified even further:
Pain intervention takes many forms, as well.
Treatments delivered by a physician or therapist that require no active participation by the patient. Examples include:
Types of Medication
Pain medications have become a source of contention thanks to the over-prescribing of opioid pain relievers that caused much of the current opioid crisis. However, there are plenty of safer options for medication.:
Treatments that require the patient to exert energy as part of the process. This typically involves interaction with a doctor or therapist. Examples include:
This can include anything a patient can carry out independently beyond an initial period of instruction. Self-directed intervention can range include many different techniques and approaches to improving your own quality of life. These may include:
This is a holistic approach to pain management with a goal of improving or restoring a patient's enjoyment of and engagement with their own life. This approaches not only the pain and its source, but related psychological and social aspects of managing pain and physical function. These can include:
We developed Mountain Ice because we wanted to provide people with a source for fast, effective topical pain relief. Mountain Ice can help relieve your morning aches and pain quickly by penetrating deep into your joints and reducing swelling, giving you valuable temporary relief while working through your morning stiffness. It also has numerous properties that improve circulation, and that increased blood flow can help you be at your best much sooner in the morning.