What treatments are performed for chronic pain?

Written by: Dr. Juan Salmerón Cerezuela
Edited by: Top Doctors®

In Pain Units , there is a wide variety of treatments for chronic pain, but it is important to know that everyone works in one way or another depending on each patient, since pain has a strong individual character.


Drugs for chronic pain

Medications are prescribed according to the characteristics of the patient and the type of pain present, since, for example, the pain caused by spinal canal stenosis should be treated differently than that produced by osteoarthritis of the hip Evolved. In addition, the medication should be adjusted in subsequent revisions.

Antidepressants are among the most commonly used drugs to relieve pain. Of course, this does not mean that the specialist thinks that pain is something psychological, but tries to help by all possible means.


Blockades and infiltration for chronic pain

In some cases, medication should be introduced in the area where the pain is generated. On the one hand, if the goal is to block the nerve causing the signal, the best treatment is blocking guided by X-ray or ultrasound, so that a partial interruption of nerve current is achieved. On the other hand, if the idea is a total interruption, they can be used cold chemicals, heat or.


Electrical stimulation for chronic pain

There are some devices that are applied to the (much more expensive) skin and other more sophisticated take effect when applied near the nerve. Typically, these latter are a last resort.


Rehabilitation for chronic pain

Rehabilitation programs help restore the elasticity of joints and muscle tone to improve the quality of movement.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan Salmerón Cerezuela
Pain Medicine

Dr. Salmeron Cerezuela is a renowned specialist in Pain Unit that has over 15 years of experience. Graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​is also a specialist in Family and Community Medicine. During his long career, he has developed his research activity in the treatment of benign and malignant chronic pain, besides having published articles in journals and book chapters. In addition, it has made more than 100 presentations at conferences, lectures, conferences and seminars specialty. An expert in treating both cancer and benign pain drónico currently is responsible for the Pain Mediterranean Hospital of Almeria.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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