Archive for the ‘Pain Relief-Muscle Relaxers’ Category

 

PAIN CLINIC: THE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

April 21st, 2009

The people involved in establishing the in-patient pain management unit in Melbourne have all worked with chronic pain patients for several years. They have learned that the management of pain must involve a ‘multi-disciplinary’ approach to the patient with chronic pain. In setting up such a clinic, the specialists had become convinced from experience that [...]

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANCER TREATMENT

April 21st, 2009

Surgical treatment of cancer pain When all else fails, pain management calls for the specialised skills of the neurosurgeon . Surgical procedures interrupt the pain pathways by making incisions into various levels of the nervous system. Thus, cordotomy (in which the pain pathways in the spinal cord are interrupted), removal or destruction of the pituitary [...]

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PAIN TREATMENT/CREATIVE IMAGINATION SCALE (CIS): TIME DISTORTION

April 21st, 2009

Keep your eyes closed. By controlling your thinking, you can make time seem to slow down. (The following is read progressively more and more slowly, with each word drawn out and with long pauses, i.e. of two to six seconds between the statements.) Tell yourself that there’s lots of time. There’s lots of time between [...]

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OTHER PAIN TREATMENTS: CAN MEDICATION BE TAKEN WHILE TENS IS BEING USED?

April 21st, 2009

There is no reason for you to stop taking medication while you are having this treatment. However one of the main reasons for using TENS is to help you to reduce the amount of pain-killers you may be taking. TENS is a method of encouraging your body to produce its own pain killers — the [...]

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