Temporary or chronic. Mild or severe. Throbbing or sharp. Whatever it feels like, pain is pain. It hurts.
Maybe our spine is out of alignment. Perhaps we have scraped our knees or broken some bones due to a fall. We might have an infection. In all these cases, we may be in pain. Pain is one of the body's ways to tell us something is wrong.
September is National Pain Awareness Month and National Pain Management Month. There are national campaigns, lead by the American Chronic Pain Association, to raise awareness and research for new ways to manage, or completely alleviate, pain.
Nobody wants to be in pain, but, unfortunately, close to 100 million Americans suffer from it, whether short term or chronic. If pain is chronic, pain management becomes the course of action.
Pain management can be achieved through many different ways, and depends on the type, strength, and feeling of pain. There are prescription pain killers, like oxycodone, that are strong, and should only be used under doctor supervision because their is high chance for addiction. If your pain is muscular or skeletal, massage, chiropractic, and stretching exercises like yoga, can be beneficial. Other people like to homeopathic and natural remedies, like herbs and essential oils. Sometimes gastrointestinal pain can be managed through a mix of medication, diet and exercise.
Whatever pain you might be suffering