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Chronic Pain Treatment
An Additional Pathway to Effective Chronic Pain Treatment
A much larger percentage of adults experience chronic pain than most of us realise. It is often an unspoken ailment – something that people accept as a part of growing older and feel that they simply need to learn to live with, especially if it is not severe. This could not be further from the truth. A range of treatment options are available depending on the root cause and should be explored by patients to alleviate their suffering.
What Is Chronic Pain?
Aches and pains are part and parcel of being human. It is part of the body’s defence mechanism to tell us something is wrong. In most instances, the body would start a natural healing process, and with proper treatment, care, and attention, the cause can be addressed. However, sometimes treatment is not as simple as this, and the problem persists for a much longer time. Chronic pain is a condition where your body keeps hurting for much longer than the expected recovery time, despite treatment. Typically, doctors would consider pain to be chronic if it lasts for longer than three to six months.
Myth: You Can Simply Treat the Underlying Cause
While treating the cause often resolves the symptoms, this is not always the case with chronic pain. Some causes are not treatable, yet the symptoms could be. And some causes take an extended period to treat. Therefore, symptoms should be treated in the interim to make the healing process more bearable.
The Shortcomings of Opioid Medication
One of the most common treatments of chronic pain is the use of opioid medication. While this is a very effective treatment when used as prescribed, they are not always effective for all types of pain and can have negative side effects. Additionally, prolonged use can cause the body to become acclimated to the medication, leading to the need for increasingly higher dosages to achieve the same level of relief.
Light Therapy as Treatment
While this is not always a solution for treating underlying chronic conditions, it does provide a gentle solution that addresses pain relief and can be used frequently without negative side effects.
Photizo Pain Relief’s LED light therapy harnesses the healing power of red and infrared light at specific wavelengths and frequencies for accelerated healing by activating the body’s own pain and relaxation “medication”. If you are looking for relief, contact us to get your hands on your own treatment device.