If you are suffering from chronic pain, then you have likely discovered that there is no simple cure. In fact you not have noticed how it taxes your energy, adds to your stress and can lead you into depression. Having a normal life becomes impossible and then you lose friends, family and support because no one can understand that it never ends and never will. They say that necessity is the mother of invention, so when the medical community was unable to find a solution, Jackie Ramsey refused to stop looking.
It was her unchanging chronic pain that it caused her to be inactive which contributed to a loss of strength and flexibility. Over time this contributed to making her condition worse. The goals of treatment are to reduce chronic pain and increase your ability to function. This includes improving your rest, coping skills and reduction of stress, so you can return to your life. Treatment depends on the type of pain you have and how severe it is, as well as whether your pain is related to an illness, injury, or an unknown cause. Often, the best approach is a combination of therapies.
Chronic Pain is a devastating worldwide epidemic which affects almost one third of the population at any given time. Pain from arthritis, back problems, musculoskeletal conditions and headache costs businesses billions a year in lost worker productivity. It defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation, chronic pain is very different. Chronic pain persists for months or indefinitely for some even longer. It may arise from an initial injury such as a back sprain, or there may be an ongoing cause such as a disease, or there may be no evident cause. Other health problems such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, mood changes, and mobility limitations can be associated with chronic pain.