Acute pain is pain that is short term, occurring most often after injury or surgery. Patients need to understand that managing their acute pain actually helps their healing, and they play an important role in helping their doctors develop a pain management plan that works best for them.
Opioids are often prescribed to relieve the intense pain that accompanies a serious injury or surgical procedure. While opioids can be addictive, they are considered safe and effective for acute pain management if used for the shortest length of time and at the lowest effective dose necessary. A doctor who prescribes opioids for pain management should regularly monitor your pain levels with the goal of safely discontinuing their use when your pain is more manageable (or under control).
There is no medical test that can tell your healthcare provider what level of pain you might be experiencing following an injury or surgery. That information has to come from you as the patient. Learning how to honestly describe and rate your pain will help your doctor determine the best way to manage that pain and get you on the road to recovery.
A PCA or patient-controlled analgesia pump is one way to receive pain medication in the hospital. Your healthcare team will determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment, which allows you to push a button to receive medication directly into a vein when you experience pain. The pump is programmed so that you cannot give yourself too much.
Once you reach your third trimester of pregnancy, it's time to start planning for your baby's birth. Whether you intend to go with conventional or natural childbirth, it's important to familiarize yourself with methods of pain management during labor and delivery. A class offered by your provider, hospital, or birth center can educate you about your options, as can instruction from a childbirth educator or a doula.
Chronic pain is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Those suffering from pain have a diminished ability to concentrate, do their jobs, exercise, socialize and perform daily tasks or even sleep. "Managing Chronic Pain" helps teach patients how to manage their pain and regain control of their lives.
Pain is compounded by worry, anxiety and fear which contract the body and cause breathing to be shallow. Conscious slow deep breathing and sighing out the exhale relieve the body of tensions and allow it to relax more and more deeply. Visualizations and the healing power of smiling are also employed as valuable tools here. This video program delivers a message of deep relaxation to help relieve discomfort and pain. Elizabeth Hepburn has long been acknowledged for the healing quality of her voice, and her words, in combination with beautiful nature video and soothing music create a profoundly calming experience.
There are medications that can provide relief to people who suffer from chronic pain. It's important to take these medications only as prescribed and to be aware of any possible side effects. It's also important to store potentially addictive opioid pain medications safely to avoid any accidental overdose.
Chronic pain is a pain that lasts for more than 3 months and can be the result of an injury, illness or side effects from a disease. Patients need to work with their healthcare team to find the best way to manage their pain and the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression that can go with it.
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for 3 months or longer, often causing muscle tension, loss of sleep, anxiety or depression that can worsen the level of pain. A chronic pain treatment plan can provide relief from these symptoms so a person can function better in their daily activities.
Chronic pain can make working, sleeping and socializing with family and friends a challenge, but there are things you can do that can provide relief. Learn about how lifestyle changes, such as stress reduction, exercise, healthy eating and getting enough sleep can improve your ability to enjoy everyday activities.
People who suffer from chronic pain that lasts longer than 3 months, endure more than just the physical symptoms related to their condition. Being in constant pain can cause you to lose sleep and become stressed or depressed, but there are ways to cope. This video will discuss how medication, therapy and the support of family and friends can help.
Learn how to enhance your immune system and find the key to good health. This inspiring program leads you through several empowering medications, each a combination of guided imagery and autohypnosis. These inner journeys are designed to assist you in dealing with negative thoughts, stress, grief, and other conditions that can inhibit healing. Dr. Bernie Siegel's calm, resonant voice gently helps you experience your own unique qualities, as well as your inner and outer beauty.
Steven Halpern's gentle music is expertly folded into the original photography of Sereneview. In this groundbreaking video, the patient will learn how to access their own special place for relaxation and healing. The white sand, ocean, and palm trees in concert with an audio wellness program form a complete relaxation experience.
Aches and pains are a normal part of pregnancy, the result of your body changing to make room for your growing baby. While managing pain without medication is ideal, medicine may be necessary for some pregnant women who have chronic pain or experience severe pain. In this program you'll learn about non-medication techniques to help alleviate pain and how to use pain medications safely.
All people with type 1 diabetes, and some people with type 2 diabetes, need to take insulin to control their blood sugar levels. This step-by-step demonstration of how to take insulin by syringe or pen teaches easy and pain-free ways to inject insulin. Also includes tips on storage, preparation, and sharps disposal.
Many chronic pain sufferers rely on anti-inflammatory drugs to keep pain at bay. But sometimes the very medication that helps can hurt in other ways. In the program "Managing Side Effects of Anti-Inflammatory Medications" you will learn what steps you can take to prevent that from happening to you.