Chronic pain is defined as a sudden or slow onset of mild to severe pain. It can be constant or recurring without an anticipated or predictable end and usually lasts longer than 6 months.
Because the etiology may not be apparent, chronic pain is considered to be a disease entity in and of itself.
Common disease conditions associated with chronic pain include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, headache, backache, postherpatic neuralgia, cancer pain, trigeminal neuralgia, chronic pancreatitis, chronic renal failure, chronic pulmonary disease, phantom pain following amputation of a limb, and psychogenic pain that include both a physiological basis and emotional elements, such as repeated episodes of severe stress.
Additional disease conditions associated with chronic pain include nonmalignant progressive diseases such as AIDS, hemophelia, and connective tissue diseases, painful polyneuropathy, osteoporosis, and pelvic pain of unknown etiology.
Chronic pain syndrome is an abnormal condition in which pain is no longer a symptom of discreet tissues injury but in which pain and pain behavior become the primary disease and has specific characteristics.
Chronic pain syndrome is distinct from chronically or intermittently painful disease state in which the patient experiences pain but manifest function and behavior appropriate to the degree of tissue injury.
In chronic pain syndrome, subjective and behavioral of pain persist beyond objective evidence of tissue injury. Chronically painful conditions can lead to chronic pain syndrome but not all persons with chronically painful conditions manifest chronic pain behavior and disability.
Associated symptoms with Chronic pain syndrome
Chronic pain may result in extreme weakness, physical suffering, loss of employment, family and marital problems, irritability, depression, disability with impairment, long continuous use of drugs may result in adverse medical reactions.
Homeopathic treatment for chronic pain syndrome
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat chronic pain syndrome but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat chronic pain syndrome that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of chronic pain syndrome:
Bryonia Alba, Rhus Tox, Calcaria Carb, Agaricus, Ignatia, Symphytum, Pulsatilla, Gelsemium, Lachesis, Ledum Pal, Platina, Sepia, Cuprum Met, Kalmia, Arsenic Album, Psorinum, Picric Acid, Causticum, Nitric Acid, Euphrasia, Colocynth, Silicea, and many other medicines.