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PAIN

August 10, 2009 by  
Filed under pain

Pain.  We all experience it at some time to one degree or another.  Neck and back ache, muscle cramps, joint stiffness and migraines are some of the most common physical pains, but there is also the pain from irritable bowel, asthma, eczema, and hayfever, and even the emotional pain of a marriage breakdown, redundancy from a job, or the illness or loss of a loved one.  Whatever the pain and whatever the source, most of the time there is no need for it.

 

Here at The Wyndham Centre we have therapists who specialise in pain relief and getting the body back into working order.

 

Pain is defined as ‘the unpleasant sensory and emotional experience an individual has when they perceive actual or potential tissue damage to their body.’

 

Medical diagnosis is based on the severity, duration and type (dull, burning, or stabbing) of the pain and also the cause such as neuropathic pain which is caused by damage to nerve fibres.  It is a major symptom in many medical conditions interfering in a person’s quality of life and general functioning.

 

Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain can be helpful. Without pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realise you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away.

 

Pain is highly subjective to the person experiencing it.  At The Wyndham Centre we understand that everyone is an individual and will respond differently not only to their pain but also to the treatment.  We have a variety of different therapies that can help.