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Treating Pain - Pain Types And Causes?

Pain is an unpleasant burning or itching sensation usually in the damaged tissue area. Damage in any area of the body can cause pain. Some people might experience pain on a daily basis. Sometimes, people feel pain in intervals. While on the other hand, cancer patients feel the pain continually. Pain may also be the result of surgery.

Back pain is categorized into three types. These types include:

Short Term Back Pain

 This pain is also known as acute pain. The main cause of acute pain is injury to a part of the body.

The primary causes of short-term pain are:

  • Surgery
  • Toothache
  • Labour or Childbirth
  • Broken Bones

Long Term Pain

 Long-term pain or chronic pain can last for more than six months. The primary cause of this pain is severe damage to the body tissues.

The primary causes of chronic pain include:

  • Nerve Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Deformation
  • Headache

Intermittent Pain 

This type of pain is neither long-term nor short-term. You could say that its a hybrid type of pain.

Pain killers

Painkillers are medications that are used to treat the pain. There are different types of painkillers and different methods too. Most pain medicine is usually taken orally in the form of tablets, capsules or liquids.

Furthermore, these medicines are also available in the form of creams, gels, patches, sublingual tablets, and injection.


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