September 21, 2012

Emotional ReactionsPain is a very common symptom of many disorders, traumas and diseases. Regardless of whether it is caused by a simple cut or a disease like type 2 diabetes, pain brings a lot of discomfort. Pain can be acute and chronic, and the difference between these two types can be defined by duration of pain. Living with chronic pain disorder is sometimes very hard, even if a patient uses the most advanced palliatives and painkillers. Unfortunately, chronic pains are very often accompanied with pathological changes making the condition worse and worse. A great deal of studies and researches have been carried out in order to better understand the nature and possibly effectively manage chronic pain. It was found out that chronic pain disorder is affected by a series of factors of physiological (trauma, damage, etc.), biological (anatomical alterations, neurochemical changes, etc.) and social (disability, depression, social isolation, etc.) nature. In most cases, chronic pains change the life of sufferers and interfere with all three mentioned spheres of their lives. Read the rest of this entry »