If you ever have an unbearable headache or a toothache, then the idea of how physical pain can make a person upset and disabled. At the same time, if the pain persists for a long time, then it has an effect on the physical health, feelings and mental health of the people.
What is meant by chronic or chronic or persistent pain?
Pain that lasts for more than three months is called chronic pain.
All pain has a maximum limit and a kind of protective element, by which we are careful not to let our body work the way it should. It becomes a problem only when a person's pain tolerance is exceeded. Such pain or suffering not only has a profound effect on a person's mental health but also increases his mental stress.
When pain or suffering becomes old or persistent, it affects people's quality of life and also indicates how they will live (in certain cases). As the body-mind communication capacity increases, it becomes clear that any pain is not just physical or mental. That is, the body-mind jointly affects the pain. When it comes to the effects of pain on a person's physical health, there are many other things that are related to it that do not always catch our eye.
Feelings of emotional pain are very unpredictable, unwelcome. Pain also leads to emotional conflict. At the same time, it has a profound effect on people's sense of belonging. Pain or suffering strikes at human productivity. And the direct or indirect reflection of which can be seen in the economy. If the pain is very severe then people have to fight day after day to make a living. Mental fatigue is a very common problem in people with chronic pain.
The pressure of the pain that is very intense is also felt in the human body. We are all able to endure pain or suffering to a certain extent. But when the sensation of pain exceeds that limit, the level of cortisol in our body increases and it hits the level of our consciousness. When there is unbearable pain or suffering, man cannot concentrate on any work; They become very dull or anxious and their sense of judgment is damaged.
Physical and mental pain
Sometimes physical pain results in mental anguish. And understanding the extent of mental anguish and determining its character is not an easy task like physical anguish. Mental anguish starts from people's fears or anxieties about pain and gradually it gets deeper. It is more difficult for a person to cope with the constant mental pain than the old physical pain. This does not mean that the intensity of physical pain is any less. And it has already been said that no pain or suffering occurs independently of just the body or the mind; And dealing with chronic pain is much more effective when it comes to mental health issues.
It is said that the effects of chronic pain are three times greater than the risk of developing or developing mental illness. In most cases, there is a tendency for mental anxiety or exhaustion. While it is true that mental health problems can be exacerbated by chronic pain, stress can cause a person to become so depressed that he or she may experience chronic pain or chronic pain.
Self-protection in case of chronic pain-
It is important to be enterprising in your care. As a result, it is possible to stay physically and mentally healthy. Care must be taken to include nutritious foods in the daily diet; You need to exercise regularly as much as possible. At the same time, it is important to change the type of sleep to get enough sleep at night.
Physiotherapy is needed to relieve persistent pain.
It is important to get emotional support from family members and friends. Or, if necessary, talk to a therapist about your problems, physical fitness.
Stress can make any pain worse. So in this case it is necessary to identify any situation that is causing stress and try to stay away from that situation. If the possibility of that situation alone cannot be avoided, then one has to learn the techniques to deal with the adverse situation. And so it is important to control your stress levels.
Balanced and nutritious food should be eaten by controlling the type of food.
Healthy sleep habits are needed. Then you can sleep as well as possible. For this you should keep away from the use of all mechanical techniques or equipment from your bedroom. At the same time, it is necessary to take measures to keep one's mind calm so that one can sleep well.
It is important to try to get in touch with the support team for emotional and practical support as needed.
The need for a chronic pain support group is very high in India
Any pain or suffering that lasts for more than three months is called chronic pain. Such pain is caused by an injury, wrong treatment or other illness. Where the pain is not associated with a particular illness or injury to the eye, doctors simply ignore the problem and think that the problem is entirely imaginary. Many patients who are relieved of constant pain or suffering have to go through a long and lonely path of misdiagnosis. In these cases it often takes a long time to diagnose the exact disease and it is too late to understand how the problem can be dealt with.
Invisible illness, which is again associated with physical suffering, awakens a feeling of isolation or loneliness in the patient; The people around him do not understand what he is doing. When pain or suffering accompanies this, people become disoriented with grief, frustration and depression. Then it is very difficult to keep yourself away from it.
The problem of chronic pain or suffering among young boys and girls is on the rise in India. When family members, friends or doctors have nothing left to help them, patients seek the support and interdependence of other people online to get rid of the disease.
Chronic Pain India is one such support group that discusses the personal lives of people who are dealing with chronic pain and their advantages and disadvantages.
The team first started their work via Twitter. This work started in March 2016 under the leadership of Dr. Anubha Mahajan. Dr. Mahajan is a dentist in Faridabad, Delhi. He was suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Centralized Pain Syndrome due to wrong treatment by a doctor. While reporting her problem on the Chronicle Penn India website, she saw another woman talking about her chronic pain on the website and discussing her problem with other people, which led to a serious change in her outlook.
A recent study (Audience Sample Size 638) found that chronic pain in India was 19.3 percent; India has a higher rate than other Asian countries.
Many people have become members of the Chronic Pain India group (108 members of this group on Facebook). But over time, we become more involved with their lives and share their life experiences with them. Many people have benefited from this and feel less lonely. "
In 2014, 34-year-old author Namrata was involved in banking investment work. He was diagnosed with Hashimotor disease. It is an autoimmune disease in which the function of the thyroid gland is disrupted due to improper formation of antibodies and results in chronic irritation in the human body. Humility called her illness 'rude wake-up-call' (because people have very little awareness of this autoimmune disease). Humility was diagnosed at a crucial time in his career.
She shared with us her experience of how humility helped her to overcome the limitations of her life due to chronic pain. "It simply came to our notice then. They also said that in daily life we are not rivals. In spite of all this, we have to fight and move forward in every step of life, and indeed this fight is very real. " Now Namrata works out of the house as a freelance editor and writer.
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Physician, Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist Dr. Dipali S. Ajinkya says that patients with chronic pain usually have both physical and mental problems.
Dr. Ajinka said, "In most patients, the pain worsens and worsens, and the pain persists for a long time, leading to chronic pain." He added: Self-confidence sinks to the bottom. As a result, their work is disrupted and they are unable to carry out their daily activities properly. As a result, their self-reliance is severely reduced. In this case, if they do not get any help from their family or society, then the situation will get worse and people will suffer from fatigue and anxiety.
Dr Mahesh Menon, a physician at Pain Medicine in Mumbai, says that there is often a risk of chronic pain in people as a result of certain events, such as illness, injury or surgery. But he also says that '' (...) there are some people who cannot avoid these specific risks responsible for pain. In fact, chronic pain is the result of our nervous hardware and software problems. This problem is exacerbated by a number of external and internal factors that cause intense pain. And it is not at all easy to get rid of this pain or treat it. "
Arun Dahiya is a member of Chronic India Group. The primary school teacher by profession was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia and myelogenous encephalomyelitis. Then we will be able to fight against the stigma that surrounds us with invisible illness. As a result, people's awareness and discussion towards these diseases will start. The reason many people do not get these diseases now and suffer is because they do not know where to go to understand their problem and how they can get proper help.
A person suffering from chronic pain has to face many obstacles in life. This causes them to become fearful, causing them to lose their jobs or to live in solitary confinement; And there is also the problem of a huge amount of money for treatment ....
Chronic Pain India is now gradually moving towards its goal. The team is raising awareness among the people about every chronic illness, which cannot be seen with the naked eye. They are organizing lectures and seminars in different hospitals to make the general practitioners aware of this so that these doctors can recommend referring the patient to a pain reliever for proper treatment.