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Understanding Chronic Pain

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“Pain is pain,” some would say. “What difference does it make, it all hurts!” they exclaim.

If you deal with pain on a regular basis, you know that it makes a big difference!

Pain is as unique as the individual, and it should be treated as such. In fact, understanding the types of pain relief available for different situations requires that a person understand the basics of pain. After all, how can you fix something that you don’t understand?

Two Categories of Pain

Pain is generally divided into two main categories:

  • Acute pain: This type of pain is often sudden and sharp, but likely to go away over time. An example of acute pain would be a fractured bone. Although the initial pain can be excruciating, the prognosis for healing and the reduction of pain over time classifies this pain as acute. The typical types of pain relief used in this situation are over-the-counter or prescription medications, which only need to be used for a short duration.
  • Chronic pain: In contrast to acute pain, chronic pain is long-lasting and doesn’t typically have a quick solution available. Chronic pain can last for an unspecified period of time and can range from dull to severe depending on the underlying issue.

Types of Chronic Pain

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a study in 2018 concluded “...an estimated 20.4% (50.0 million) of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8.0% of U.S. adults (19.6 million) had high-impact chronic pain”. These numbers are staggering. With such a large number of Americans dealing with chronic pain, there are also many causes for this pain. You have likely heard of diagnoses such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back pain

These are a small sampling of chronic pain causing diagnoses. In these cases, finding the right types of pain relief can be difficult, as medication usage over a long period of time can cause many other serious health issues. Many of these issues can be more harmful than the original diagnosis.

Finding Help For Chronic Pain

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Of course, the first step in getting help for pain is a visit to your physician. This is vital to allow you to receive a proper, thorough analysis and diagnosis for your condition. Diagnostic tests may be necessary to find the underlying causes for your pain, and this can’t be done without the advice and care of your doctor.

If you receive a diagnosis of a chronic malady, your physician will go over the types of pain relief available for your specific condition. In some cases, therapeutics may be available with few side effects. Other times, you may receive a prescription for an opioid to take as needed.

As you weigh your options, remember there are pharmaceutical-free solutions available to help with chronic pain management. For instance, neuromodulator therapy has proven to be highly effective at stimulating the body’s central nervous system into blocking painful messages to the brain. The end result? Relief...all without a pill!

Consider SOLIS

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If you are researching types of pain relief for your chronic diagnosis, consider the SOLIS drug-free pain relief system. Our easy-to-use handheld device has proven to be effective in clinical studies to manage chronic pain. When you use SOLIS, you’ll get results in minutes and you’ll feel relief for 8 hours or more. Plus, when you purchase SOLIS, you’ll never need to buy expensive pads, parts, or accessories in the future. One purchase covers everything you need for the life of the device.

Still not sure if SOLIS will help in your particular situation? SOLIS is risk free, because we offer a 60-day, no questions asked money back guarantee. The only thing you have to lose is your pain!

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