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Understanding Chronic Pain & Overcoming It!

Pain is a very common condition. Just about everyone feels pain – it can be simple injury, a muscle pull, or a headache. Pain is basically your body telling you something is wrong. Once the injury hills, the pain usually stops. However, sometimes the problem you are facing is beyond the regular pain. The pain can be classified in 2 categories:

  • Acute pain – A normal response to an injury. It starts post a trauma and is short lived. Once the trauma heals, the pain vanishes.
  • Chronic pain – When pain continues for weeks, months or even years, after the trauma or injury is healed, it is called Chronic Pain. Doctors often define chronic pain as the pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months persistently.

What makes you feel chronic pain?

The feeling of pain comes from a series of messages that are transmitted through your nervous system. When you hurt yourself, the injury activates your pain sensors in that area; they then send a message in the form of an electrical signal, which travels through nerves to your brain. These signals are processed by your brain and you realize the pain or the hurt. In case of normal pain, once the injury is healed, the signals stop. But in case of chronic pain, the nerve signals keep firing and hence you continue to feel the pain even after the injury is healed. Chronic pain triggers various other issues such as sleeplessness, depression and anxiety. It’s not easy to live with this persistent pain and can cause frustration and severe discomfort. Hence it is suggested to immediately contact a pain specialist.

Common Causes of Chronic Pain

While the pain can be triggered for various reasons, some of the common causes are as follows:

  • Past injuries
  • Medical conditions (such as cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia and back problems)
  • A surgery
  • Nerve damage

The most commonly reported types of pain are headache and back pain.

The world is waking up to an epidemic of persistent pain. We grow up being told and understand that pain is a symptom of disease. To start with, it is absolutely the right. Pain serves as a warning signal, which we should investigate and find underlying causes to treat in time and effectively.

Pain treatment is complicated and you need to find a doctor who understands what you are going through. The treatment is not just a matter of taking few pills; the treatment has to be holistic.

Dr Mona Mubarak is a renowned pain specialist who has experience of more than 2 decades in treating patients suffering from chronic pain. Her treatment plan includes medication, lifestyle changes and diet instructions which facilitate a holistic well-being of patients.

She also specializes in PRP treatment i.e. Platelet Rich Plasma treatment which is a form of a regenerative therapy and has sustainable effect.

So if you are looking for a reliable doctor in Ireland who understands and can help you overcome Chronic Pain, please contact Dr Mona Mubarak.

Live the pain free life that you deserve.

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