Pain Management

Understanding Chronic Pain & Myths About Pain

Everyone experiences occasional aches and pains. Pain usually becomes less severe as an injury heals, but chronic pain continues to send pain signals to your brain, even after an injury heals. This can last from several weeks to years. Chronic pain can limit your mobility and reduce your strength and endurance. It can be challenging to get through simple, daily tasks and activities. 

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks or more. The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected areas. It may be a steady kind of pain, or intermittent (coming and going without any apparent reason). Chronic pain can occur in nearly any part of your body. The pain can feel different in the various affected areas. But with all the facts about chronic pain, there are many myths that persist about pain that are simply not true. 

Myths About Pain: 

  • You must always sit up straight. Sitting up too straight can also irritate the back. For relief of back pain from prolonged sitting, try leaning back in your chair with your feet on the floor with a slight curve in the low back.
  • No heavy lifting. It’s the way you lift that’s the most important part. When lifting, try to be as close to the object as possible, and squat down when you make the lift. This utilizes your legs rather than your back.
  • Bed rest is best for a back injury. Extended bed rest, believe it or not, can make an acute back strain or injury much worse. You can make your condition worse if you stay laying down for long periods of time.
  • Skinny means being “pain free”. People who are too thin are also at risk for back pain, especially if they suffer from an eating disorders, or osteoporosis.
  • You can overlook minor pain. Many people believe that pain is something we just have to live with, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Even if the ache gets better when you take over-the-counter pain medications, you should see your doctor if it gets severe, lasts more than a week or two or makes it hard to do your daily activities.
  • Chronic pain lasts forever. Although chronic pain is called “chronic” for a reason, it’s not something you can live with forever. If a patient has been in pain for years, it’s unlikely that a doctor will be able to fix it in just a few visits. But if they’re persistent and patient, it may be possible to diminish, or even eliminate chronic pain, over time.

Managing Chronic Pain 

For many people, the goal when it comes to their chronic pain is to manage it. Misinformation about pain medications, and chronic pain in general, can be detrimental to your health. It’s important to speak with your healthcare provider before beginning, ending or attempting a new treatment regimen. 

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