Chronic pain is any pain that lasts for more than three to six months. It can be mild or severe, occasional or continuous. As well as the physical aspect, chronic pain usually also takes an emotional toll on the individual.
The choice of pain therapy usually depends on the type of pain, its severity and how well the pain responds to a given treatment. Medication is usually the first option, and doctors usually try a variety of drugs and dosages to establish the most effective course.
However, what works for most patients is a combination of medication and other forms of therapy such as physiotherapy, acupuncture and electrical stimulation (TENS machines). Pain and its treatment are quite complex, and what works for one person may not work for another. The cause of the pain, the severity, location and duration must be established before beginning treatment.
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