Chronic pain: that is, causes, mechanisms that originate, drug treatment, control through the thoughts

Pain is the main reason for visiting the doctor, its intensity can vary from a simple nuisance to a really unbearable symptom often goes away with or without medical treatment in the short term, although in approximately 30-35% of the affected becomes a nuisance that will accompany them for a long time, being common among them that the symptoms produced by the same disease are experienced or perceived in a different way, very particular and characteristic of the sufferer. The way in which each patient sees and feels the disease is a factor of great value in achieving success in treatment.

In all patients with chronic pain , it is necessary that before treatment, this assumes your condition and accept their illness, this is not necessarily synonymous with resignation or delivery, let alone trying to learn to live with pain, but rather involves a process to raise awareness of the disease is a way to change, so it is necessary for each patient to learn to face and set with the help of your health care team, the steps that take you to reach the goals set between the two The patient and doctor or therapist.


Thus we see that pain therapy approach is not all drug and not everything is in the hands of the physician, the patient is also author of his treatment and is in your hands to implement various strategies that may be useful to control the pain, some of them based on the alteration of thought patterns. To this end they are trained in techniques that seek to focus attention on sensory or mental events in order to divert attention from the pain that usually are simple and easy to apply, some practical examples are:

* Watch carefully a painting, scene, landscape, Taking in its details.
* Listen to music actively, visualizing the scene narrated by the lyrics or melody
* rent “> Counting environmental elements, paintings, ornaments, birds, trees, ceramic par
* ine; background-color: transparent; “> Focus on pleasant memories, for this you need to get comfortable in a comfortable place that allows the patient to relax and evoke a memory or pleasant place using all the senses as being at a beach you will see the Colorful landscape, hear the sound of the waves and the birds, feel the breeze and the warm sun on your skin, you will perceive the scent of sea water and feel the taste of a cool drink in your mouth and was even invited to welfare experience of being in that place. Whether it is “live” that image, rather than just view it, be amazed at the results.

These techniques, in conjunction with a comprehensive treatment of pain and the cause that produces it, it helps the patient with chronic pain regain their quality of life.