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Chronic pain can be a long and complicated road to travel. You do not have to travel it alone. Ask our experts at iCare Pharmacy and we can give you a second opinion on your treatment and answer any questions you may have.
Chronic Pain Pain is the instant reaction of your body towards any injury or illness. It’s like a warning sign from your body to tell you that something is wrong.
Usually, the pain subsides when the illness or injury is cured and healed. But sometimes the pain can still continue long after the illness is cured and even after the cause of the pain is treated. If the pain has lasted for more than 3 to 6 weeks, the pain is known to be a chronic pain. Some people having severe chronic pain continue to suffer from an advanced condition called Chronic Pain Syndrome Chronic pain can be a long and complicated road to travel leading to fatigue, Loss of appetite, Insomnia, Mood swings, Weakness and Loss of energy. Most importantly it can reduce your quality of life and effect the simplest of daily activities. At iCare Pharmacy we understand the challenges that come with chronic pain. Ask our experts and we can help you bring back the quality to your day to day life. It is not a road that you have to travel alone.
Chronic pain can be a long and complicated road to travel. You do not have to travel it alone. If you are interested a more in depth look at Chronic pain please check out our blog on the subject which is more intensive. At our Windermere location I have helped some patients in the management of their chronic pain. I work with your physician and yourself to help find solutions that work best for you.
Pain is the instant reaction of your body towards any injury or illness. It’s like a warning sign from your body to tell you that something is wrong. Pain serves a normal function in warning your body that it is in danger. Usually, pain subsides when the illness or injury is cured and healed. In Chronic Pain it can continue long after the illness or injury is cured and even after the cause of the pain is treated. If the pain has lasted for more than 3 months, the pain is known to be chronic.
Chronic Pain can be a complicated condition because it is multifactorial in nature. It is not just as easy as just taking a medication. There are many different factors to consider such as psychological, lifestyle, medication and spirituality to name just a few. If we just focus on just medication for a patient's treatment we will fall short of the goal of reducing a patient's pain. For example it is not unusual for patients who are in Chronic Pain to be isolated and to themselves because they see their pain as a burden to others.
Being out in public makes some patients feel more vulnerable because they are anxious that their pain will become worse in the presence of others. This anxiety of their perception of being a burden can feed into the pain making it worse which feeds back into the patient's anxiety leading to a vicious cycle. Because of this Chronic Pain patients can stay isolated making them more prone to depression.
Pain is just one aspect of Chronic Pain. Chronic Pain often comes hand and hand with myriad of symptoms such as fatigue, Loss of appetite,
Insomnia, Mood swings, Weakness and Loss of energy. Chronic pain patients will suffer from fatigue because constantly fighting against pain is exhausting. Even Though patients are suffering from fatigue, throughout the day, they still suffer from insomnia through the night because their pain gets worse because of the increased physical pressure when they lie down. This lack of rest from fatigue and insomnia worsens a patient's pain as they never get the rest that they need. That is why in order to treat Chronic Pain we need to treat not only the pain itself but the variety of different symptoms that are associated with it.
There are a variety of different medications that can be used to treat Chronic pain. Please visit our Blog on the subject to see a more extensive list of medications that can be used for management of Chronic Pain. Patients with Chronic Pain in my practice are more sensitive to side effects of medications. We can help you choose medications that minimize side effects you may experience in the management of your Chronic Pain. We can also provide you with compounded medications which are tailored more to your needs. The benefit of using compounds is that we can use topical medications for your chronic pain needs that do not have the usual side effects you can experience with medications that your ingest orally.
Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition and as discussed in order to treat it we much approach it from many different points of care. Medication is just one aspect in the management of Chronic Pain. This may be an obvious statement but in order effectively treat or manage Chronic Pain we need to manage not just the condition but more importantly the person. The biggest impact Chronic Pain has is on the quality of your life. It has a large effect on a patients well being as it can cause or worsen depression as well as anxiety. It can affect your abilities to perform the simplest of daily activities such as sweeping and cleaning to being able to spend quality time with your loved ones. Most importantly it takes away a patient's independence. At iCare Pharmacy we understand the challenges that come with chronic pain and we understand how important your independence is to your quality of life. Talk to us today and let us help you on your road to recovery.