Pain Relief Center

When the body is in pain, all we want is a way out – especially if the pain is intense! Pain can dominate our lives: how we feel, how we move, how we think – it can actually change how we do most everything in our daily lives!

Pain is a universal experience. It’s a feeling of physical discomfort that results from illness or injury and is often the first signal that there is something wrong. But, pain manifests in many different ways. A pain relief center would be great to be able to access. But, how can you do that? We’ll delve into that but 1st, there’s a key ingredient to alleviating pain.

That key ingredient is you!! Yes, if your pain is bad enough, constant and seems like it’s never ending, there are techniques you can use to help remedy the severity. But, those systems of relief can only happen successfully if you become involved in the process. let’s take an in depth look!! But 1st, what degree of pain do you have?

Degrees of Pain in the Human Body

There’s a “pain scale” that’s commonly used to describe the level of pain people feel. Here’s the generally accepted range [from 0 – 10]: 0 = no pain; 1-2 = mild; 3-4 = moderate; 5-6 = fairly strong; 6-7 = very strong, on the edge of being too much; 7-8 = severe, almost unbearable; 9-10 = unbearably intense, worse pain ever!

Types of Pain

Acute Pain: In general, pain can be described as acute or chronic. When pain is experienced for a short period, between a few minutes to a week [sometimes as long as three months], it is usually classified as acute pain. Finding a pain relief center is more important in this case.

Pain emanating from soft-tissue injuries or a passing sickness is often temporary and thus termed acute. It is often described as dull/achy, sharp or severe, and it can last between a few seconds or linger for hours.

Chronic Pain: On the other hand, pain that persists for more than three months, whether constant or intermittent, is called chronic. This type of pain is usually the result of a lingering illness or a similar chronic condition like arthritis, scoliosis, or fibromyalgia. Note that acute pain, if not addressed properly and on time, can turn into chronic pain.

Other types of Pain

Apart from classifying pain into acute and chronic, pain can also be diagnosed based on where the pain comes from. This type of pain is called neuropathic, nociceptive or radicular pain. They can either be acute or chronic. Finding a pain relief center is not as critical here but still important.

I have experience treating pain with clients and would be glad to discuss your situation: 831.818.6916
Neuropathic pain is pain generated by damage to the nervous system. It is characterized by a sensation often described as feeling like being jabbed by a lot of tiny pins and needles all over the affected area simultaneously. Neuropathic pain also affects touch sensitivity, making it more difficult to determine hot or cold feelings.

Nociceptive pain is the pain felt when a body’s tissue is injured and is often caused by external injuries. Nociceptive pain is felt in the joints, tendons, skin, muscles and bones. This type of pain can be either acute or chronic. Good examples of nociceptive pain would be head injury, muscle sprain, and bone fractures.

Radicular pain is a very particular kind of pain that is caused by an inflamed or compressed spinal nerve. The pain is described as “radiating” and can originate from the back or hips and be felt into the legs via the spine and spinal nerve root. Back pain or pain that radiates from the back into the leg is called radiculopathy.

This condition is commonly identified as sciatica, as it is often the sciatic nerve that is compressed. See either of my Blogs about sciatica: Sciatica stretches or sciatica nerve flare-up. But, how can you treat each type of pain? Since acute pain and chronic pain are the most common, let’s look into those 2! Learn the 10 different types of pain scales and how they measure pain levels.

Treating Acute Pain

The very 1st thing you should do if you have acute pain is to stop using the injured body part! That’s the message we get from pain – stop! It may seem obvious to stop but you should if you want to get better sooner-than-later. After that, what’s next?

If the injury/condition might start to swell, use ice – I have a Blog about how to use ice for the neck but it applies to any part of the body: [Blog: “ice or heat for neck pain”] You can use ice if even swelling isn’t there because it will decrease the pain.

Another way to treat acute pain is to find a pain relief center. I offer therapeutic massage that can address acute pain! It has to be done skillfully.

Another way to assess a pain relief center is to search for a wellness center locally. They usually have staff that are knowledgeable in treating acute pain.

Treating Chronic Pain

Some of the ways you yourself can lessen your chronic pain are: reducing stress, exercising, a healthy diet and good sleep. You can also find a local wellness center that is a pain relief center. You can also read my Blog about chronic pain in feet – there are strategies for other parts of the body too: Chronic Pain in Feet Because chronic pain can change a person’s life dramatically, another option is to get counseling to help understand what’s going on mentally and emotionally for you. I also consider my work and business to be a pain relief center. Feel free to contact me: 831.818.6916