Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pain Specialists

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Definitioin of Chronic Pain Syndrome

Definition of Chronic Pain Syndrome

Chronic pain syndrome consists of chronic anxiety and depression, anger, and changed lifestyle, all with a variable but significant level of genuine neurologically based pain.

Description of Chronic Pain Syndrome

Rare is the person who has not experienced pain and misery from a kidney stone, eye scratch, childbirth, or other problem. But the eye healed, the stone was passed, and the baby born. In each case, pain flared up in response to a known cause. With treatment, or with the body's healing powers alone, the pain went away.
Chronic pain is different in that it persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. There may have been an initial mishap, a sprained back or a serious infection, from which the patient has long recovered. There may be an ongoing cause of pain such as arthritis or cancer. But some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage. Whatever the matter may be, chronic pain is real, unrelenting, and demoralizing.
Pain of such proportions overwhelms all other symptoms and becomes the problem. People may not be able to work. Their appetite falls off. Physical activity of any kind is exhausting and may aggravate the pain.
Soon the person becomes the victim of a vicious circle in which total preoccupation with pain leads to irritability and depression. The sufferer cannot sleep at night and the next day's weariness compounds the problem, leading to more irritability, depression, and pain. Specialists call that unhappy state the "terrible triad" of suffering, sleeplessness, and sadness, a calamity that is as hard on the family as it is on the victim.
The urge to do something, anything, to stop the pain makes some patients drug-dependent, drives others to undergo repeated operations or worse, and resort to questionable practitioners who promise quick and permanent "cures."
Chronic pain may be headache, low back pain, cancer pain, or perhaps arthritis pain. Other pain disorders stem from neuralgias and neuropathies that affect nerves throughout the body. 

Diagnosis of Chronic Pain Syndrome

Diagnosis is often based on the following:
  • The patient has chronic complaints of pain
  • Symptoms frequently exceed signs on physical exam
  • There is minimal relief with standard treatment
  • History of having seen many physicians
  • Frequent use of several nonspecific medications

Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Chronic Pain Syndrome

What is causing the symptoms?

What type of treatment will you recommend to relieve the pain?

How effective is this treatment?

Can you explain how acupuncture and local electric stimulation work?

And how effective is each procedure?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Coming soon

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Thera Cane

Thera Cane
Have you tried it? Want it? I got one years ago, trust me, it's priceless. Get one! You can apply your own pressure just like a massage but at your own tolerance. It's worth a shot. Here's where you can get them:

Drug Free Pain Management - Things to try

This is a list posted by someone on a Facebook Page I'm an admin on. I am reposting this with his permission. He lives in the UK, so remember that in some of the legalities of these items. Remember to always follow doctor's orders as well.

 ‎(1) Magnets applied locally (South Pole against skin)Btw, you do not have to buy specially made magnetic medical products. You can buy just has good quality, and, even better, magnets from online shops that sell just magnets. And then stick them to your body using medical tape, or attach to clothes using some coins (some 2p coins in the UK work to hold magnets).I buy mine from go to: types of magnets > magnet therapy section.

(2) Self reflexology on feet and hands....

(3) Relaxing essential oils inhaled from drops on a clean hankerchief.

(4) Tiger balm applied locally. Also, I am told Chomtong and Golden Cup, Thai herbal balms are even better!Available on ebay.

(5) Magnesium Chloride applied locally (make your own by buying Magnesium Chloride flakes and adding to water in spray bottle.

(6) Mega doses of Vit C orally, between 1 and 50g or more per day. To take such high doses, you need to buy Ascorbic Acid powder/crystals. Increase dose until you get diahhrea, then reduce slightly. The more ill you are, the more you need. This was used to wean Cancer patients off Morphine, and they found it not only eased pain, but also much reduced withdrawal (cold turkey) symptoms.
N.B Pauling and Cameron-the scientists mentioned in this paper, used I.V plus oral Vit C. Obviously, most of us will only be able to use oral methods. However, read on to see how oral vit C alone can still be surprisingly effective. Have tried it myself, message me for details.
Medical paper here: And another about rats, here:

(7) Powdered mineral supplement, mixed into body cream (aqueous is best), rubbed onto painful sites.

(8) Vitamin D- oral. Tests into powdered supplement applied by cream are ongoing....

(9) B Complex for relaxation. Oral. Sublingual B12? Topical being tested.

(10) Valerian, Chamomile tea or tincture, orally, for relaxation.

(11) Kratom for pain relief. Oral herbal remedy. Legal in UK and U.S. Illegal in Aus I think. Somewhat addictive if taken regularly. V.bad taste though the tincture form is not so bad :D Used as a substitute for Opium in other countries. Not actually an opiate, but works on opiate receptors? About the same strength as DF118s? Some say it is also energizing.I got mine from Divine Shaman, UK).

(12) Castor Oil packs applied locally. Green Clay packs applied locally. Both are good but very messy.

(13) Hemp Seed oil applied locally. Not illegal in UK or U.S or most of world :) (note the difference between hemp, and hemp seed. Seeds are legal in most countries).

(14) Oral cannabis (works more on your body than smoking it, so better for body pain). Sadly, illegal in many places. Tho' I have heard that police in most western countries will turn a blind eye if you are discreet and have proof of painful medical conditions.

(15) Eat less processed food. More fresh fruit and esp. fresh veg. Use a juice machine to make fresh fruit and veg juice. The juice of green veg is far better for you than others. The darker the green veg, the better. Disguise the taste by adding 1/3rd apples or pears. Or by adding the juice of half to one lemon.
Eat or juice sprouted seeds (-not- brussel sprouts! Different, lol!). Very high vit content. E.g sprouted alfalfa, mung beans, chick peas, lentils. Can buy ready sprouted in some health stores. Quite cheap. £1 a box, last you several days at least.

(16) Essential fatty acids (EFA's) aka ''good fats/unsaturated fats'' orally. Found in fish, hemp oil, pumpkin seed oil, flaxseed oil amongst others.Also aids mood, brain function. Helps offset some of that foggy head from pain meds.

(17) Last but not least, hot water bottles, soothing music, meditation, guided relaxation CD's, hot baths, massage, and lot's of COMEDY :D
P.S Ibogaine (herbal medicine) can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms when reducing opiate based pain meds (and also I think benzos, tho this is not my area of expertise).Also helps your spirit greatly. Expensive though. Can buy a weak version of it- Ibogaine root (instead of the usual, full strength, Ibogaine root bark).
I bought from Maya Ethnobotanicals: