The first thing, well, one of the first things that may come to any readers’ minds may be this. A question. Why would anyone need to or want to manage pain? And what good would it do me if I were to visit a pain clinic near me? After all, if I were to be in pain, surely the prescribed or over the counter painkillers should suffice?
It would, but only if you were suffering from what could be referred to as minor or temporary ailments in comparison to what will be briefly digested to you shortly. Ideally, you would be paying a visit to your GP or specialist practitioner if any form of injury or illness should lead to your pain associations reaching throbbing proportions. The medical practitioner’s diagnosis confirms the injury or illness and subsequently prepares the scrip and treatment program to deal with the injury or illness, as well as the pain.
And it is usual that things clear up for the patient within days, weeks and yes, sometimes even months. Which leads the reader on to the primary reason why anyone will need to be paying regular visits to a pain clinic. If pain is ongoing for several months, a pain management program could be prescribed. But if pain is going to be a lifelong occurrence, then pain management should become a permanent part of the sufferer’s lifestyle.
This is perhaps usual for those who are suffering from terminal illnesses or diseases, with different forms of cancer being the obvious example. These poor people may have reached the stage where no amount of pain-killing medication appears to work. If it does, the relief it provides is only temporary. Pain management becomes something of a mind over matter regime. It is holistic.