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Chronic pain

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a physical distressing involving sensory experience but also emotional, social and thinking aspects that lasts for more than 3 or 6 months or continues beyond the expected period of healing. & nbsp; & Nbsp;

What symptoms experienced by a person who suffers chronic pain

Obviously there are physical symptoms, however, when pain becomes chronic (when it has no definite cure)? forms a more complex problem that affects both thoughts (negativity, pessimism, catastrophism ...) and emotions (sadness, frustration, irritability, hopelessness, anger ...), relationships with others (discussions, feel misunderstood) and the work (low labor, disability ...) ultimately to everyday life ( "I am no longer the same as before").

What is the treatment for chronic pain?

Obviously when there is physical pain the initial treatment is medical: drugs for pain relief, medical tests to rule out other problems and define the diagnosis, surgery depending on the case ... & nbsp;

Another important aspect of treatment is both passive physiotherapeutic part (massage, infrared, ultrasound contrasts c alor cold ...) and active (physical activity for muscle Fortifications and relief of symptoms).

But a fundamental aspect that is often forgotten is the psychological treatment. This is a complex situation affecting many levels and a psychotherapist can help in this regard to: understand that issues can make the pain increase or decrease in intensity to have it more regulated, help change the focus from pain to others, more flexible thoughts so that they are not as rigid and negative, increase positive and pleasant emotions doing pleasurable activities, and learn relaxation techniques to relieve muscular tension and improve sleep.

If you are suffering from a chronic pain or know someone with this condition, please contact us so we can inform you about how we can help to make the situation more bearable and you get a good quality of life.

Chronic pain

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