Chronic Pain

Specialty of Pain Medicine

There are two types of pain:acute and chronic. Acute arises when there is an injury or pathology and usually lasts until the body heals the injury or illness. In contrast, chronic pain lasts much longer, months or even years. Because of its long duration, patients with chronic pain often suffer depression, irritation and low self esteem. The main causes of this type of pain are degenerative and inflammatory processes, ie, arthrosis and arthritis. Spain occupies a privileged ranking incidence of chronic pain instead, because it has the fewest number of people affected by this disease. Pain treatment is performed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, weak opioids and paracetamol, depending on the severity of symptoms.

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