Frequenty Asked Questions about Pain

Here you will find the top 20 most common questions regarding pain, pain relief, treatments, and much more. Explore the answers and do let us know if you can’t find the answer to your pain question, we will gladly answer this for you.

Is pain an emotion?

When someone ask us What is Pain? Is Pain an emotion? We have to answer a big: Yes! Pain is an emotion. Emotions are part of the pain types, it is in fact even more common than physical pain, happens more often. Psychological pain is another name for emotional pain, and it happens when is originated in your thoughts, it can be about past, present or future events. This events may cause an emotion, a feeling, and at the same time, this can be a pain. 

How do you stop your pain?

There are several ways to stop pain, depending on the pain type you are talking about. If you are having emotional pain, or psychological pain, then the best would be to talk with a conselour or psychologist to look up for therapy help. Psychological therapy can help a lot to leverage any emotional pain.

If you are looking to stop your physical pain, then that’s a whole different world. It depends on the type of sickness you have, the type of pain you have (simple or chronic) to be exact. You can apply natural pain relievers, or try medical pain treatments like using medication, painkillers, analgesics, etc.

What are the most painful diseases?

These are some of the most painful diseases we’ve ever seen: Acute pancreatitis, Appendicitis, Arthritis,
Broken bones, Cancer, Cluster headaches, Frozen shoulder, Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Gout, Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Heart attack, Slipped disc, Sickle cell disease, Migraine, Sciatica, Kidney stones, Trigeminal neuralgia, Stomach ulcer, Shingles and Pain after surgery.

What is a chronic pain syndrome?

Having pain in your physical body is totally normal after a disease, illness or injury. But it’s often a short time, after your body fully recovers, you stop feeling pain, it doesn’t hurt anymore.
However, when pain continues for more than 3 to 6 months, then we are talking about Chronic pain. And when this chronic pain also comes with psychological symptoms like anxiety, or depression, then we are talking about CPS (Chronic Pain Syndrome).

What is the most painful medical procedure?

While this isn’t exactly a medical procedure, Childbirth is known to be one of the most painful situations inside a hospital, as it may involve surgery, epidural injection, or even an episiotomy. Other painful procedures also include Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), liposuction, bone marrow donation, dental implants, as well as total hip replacement.

Anyway, remember that pain feels different from one person to another, so their pain can not be in the same level as yours, we all have different levels of pain resistance.

What is pain a symptom of?

Pain is always a symptom of something, it can be an illness, or simply your body growing when you are a teenager for example.

On adults, pain can be a symptom of lot of things like: eating wrong food, which causes gases and stomach inflammation, bone problems like arthritis, heart attack when you are out of shape and eat too much fat for years, cancer developing over your body, aids, or anything.

The best thing you can do when you have pain, is to move to the doctor and ask why, he will analyze you and tell you why you feel pain, what are the causes of pain and how to stop it.

What is the best treatment for chronic pain?

This depends on how long the poin has lasted, what’s the root cause of it, and where it is located, among many other things. But, there are several medications that can help you to treat chronic pain. Some of the most common are: Non steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Acetaminophen, Muscle Relaxants, Opioids, Epidural steroid injections and also Radio frequency Ablation (RFA) that targets the nerves that send pain signals to your brain.

What are the signs of pain?

Pain signs can be described in many ways, with corporal body language when they are laying in the bed like: facial grimacing, tense body language, moaning, when they say “It hurts everywhere”, elevated respiration, same for blood pressure and heart rate, it can be indication of pain. But also common pain signs that includes “feeling like” electrical, aching, burning or shooting, also general body discomfort, tightness, stiffness or soreness.

What does the pain feel like?

It depends on the type of pain, and the patient. It’s not the same to feel a simple migraine, or headache, to a post surgical procedure, or having cancer. Some people feel like they are being cut, others like burning, or having a throbbing sensation.

For example, arthristi pain can be felt like radiating into the buttocks, thighs, or groin. And some cancer patients have told us they feel deep, aching pain, deep pain in bones, burning pain, acute or even chronic pain. It all depends on the type of disease you have, your pain level resistance, among many other things.

How do you reduce pain?

Pain can be reduced, and even stopped in many ways. It depends on the type of pain, the root cause, and how long has been in there. While they are not the most effective ones, you can try to use natural pain relievers, analgesics, opioids, muscle relax meds, among many other things.

Sometimes you don’t need meds to be honest, sometimes you need to start using your body, practice a sport, run, exercise your muscles, or talk to a friend or therapist about how you feel.

What is a natural pain reliever?

A natural pain reliever is a med built from plants, trees, or flowers, often mixed with alcohol, oils or water so you can drink it on a daily basis. Herbs and spices can help to dealing with pain, stopping it, or leveraging body inflammation and other related diseases.

Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, eating the right food, or practicing yoga, and other meditating techniques can also help to reduce your pain, they all act as natural pain relievers.

Natural pain killers not approved by FDA can be used to help in any conditions, however, most of them are not allowed and approved by doctors or the government, have that in mind.

What is the strongest pain killer in the world?

WHO Pain Ladder, originally developed to treat cancer pain, but today used in many other conditions. Opioid Types, like Morphine, also known as Tramadol (the most popular one) are created to act like opium, these are the stronges pain killers. Weak Opioids are also used, but for mid to moderate pain. Strong Opioids and Synthetic Strong Opioids are also other options used by doctors to treat pain.

But when we are talking about pain killer names, these are the top ones used in the US:

  1. Hydrocodone-combination (Vicodin)
  2. Oxycodone with acetaminophen (generic Percocet)
  3. Oxycodone HCL (generic OxyContin)
  4. Acetaminophen with codeine
  5. Morphine sulfate,
  6. Fentanyl
  7. OxyContin
  8. Methadone
  9. Hydromorphone HCL (generic Dilaudid),
  10. Oxymorphone HCL.

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