What Causes Pain and Pain Management Strategies

What Causes Pain and Pain Management Strategies

What causes pain? No one wants to experience pain – whether it be acute or chronic. Not only does it cause physical damage but it also leads to distressing feelings. These damages often rock the host (being our body) to the core – leaving them almost helpless.

The conundrum about what causes pain adds to this damage. Take back pain as an example – it is the most prevalent form of pain in the world, but with no specific cause. Most would associate it with age – how come 40-year-olds constantly feature as sufferers of back pain? Why not the sexagenarians and above? Others associate it with backbone abnormalities – how solid is that?

The truth remains that there is still much to know about the human body. We must keep digging. And the answers to these complex issues would pave the way to even greater back pain relief programs and, in turn, happier people.

How, then, do we handle the pain?

With the knowledge we humans have amassed over the years, we have several pain management strategies. Some of the best modern medicine techniques for pain management include:

  • Pain medications
  • Local anesthesia
  • Trigger point injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Surgery

There are also more natural treatments one could turn to reduce pain. These come good as alternatives and are also less expensive. Some of the best natural remedies for pain include:

  • Pain-relieving plants such as turmeric, ginger, and lavender (the oil)
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Regular exercise
  • Massage

For sustainable pain management, natural remedies are much more beneficial. Popping pills, on the other hand, can be damaging. And they often come with side effects – such as heart attacks, stomach ulcers, kidney failure, and stroke.

All-natural pain relief techniques are better. They improve one’s mental health and overall well-being. In cases of chronic pain, natural pain relievers may come short. It is best to always consult one’s doctor before making any decision.

Dawn Cady - Pain Coach NSW Australia

Author: Dawn Cady
Pain Transformation Coach
Certified Holistic Therapist
Founder of Alleviate Pain
Phone: +61 (02) 4751 8726
Email: [email protected]