November 22, 2011
Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan Answers: What Is Pain?
Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan Explains Pain Management
"Pain is the main reason people come to see me," says Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan. Dr. Dolan says that Pain Management is his reason for being.
Chronic Pain and Acute Pain are the most common reasons for people go to a doctor in the United States.
Pain is the major symptom in most medical conditions.
Pain significantly interferes with quality of life, work and play.
"For over thirty years," continues Dr. Dolan, "I have helped people get rid of their pain--mostly back pain and neck pain, but also," adds Dr. Dolan, ticking off on his fingers, "upper back pain, lower back pain, knee pain, foot pain, heel pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and joint pain."
What is Pain?
Dr. Dolan tells us that he has complied a list of the terms his patients have used to describe their back pain and neck pain when coming to his office on Parkinson Ave. in Staten Island over the years:
Flickering, Pulsing, Quivering, Throbbing, Beating, Pounding, Jumping, Flashing, Shooting, Pricking, Stabbing, Sharp, Gritting, Lacerating, Pinching, Pressing, Gnawing, Cramping, Crushing, Tugging, Pulling, Wrenching, Hot, Burning, Scalding, Searing, Tingling, Itching, Smarting, Stinging, Sore, Hurting, Aching, Heavy, Splitting, Tiring, Exhausting, Sickening, Punishing, Grueling, Cruel, Vicious, Killing, Miserable, Intense, Unbearable, Spreading, Radiating, Penetrating, Piercing, Tight, Numb, Squeezing, Nauseating and Agonizing.
Chronic Pain Vs. Acute Pain
Many people do not understand Chronic Pain, and give little sympathy for those who suffer from it. If you have a broken leg, people can visualize your pain, but pain from a bad back is invisible and is often questioned by others. In fact, Chronic Pain can carry a stigma with family, friends and co-workers misperceiving the Chronic Pain Sufferer as lazy or addicted to pain-killers.
While Acute Pain is the short-term response to an injury, ending when the injury is healed, Chronic Pain can persist long after an injury has healed. In some cases the injury never heals resulting in a constant state of pain.
What Is Pain Management?
Dr. Dolan states, "The suffering patient can rest assured that in my modern and up-to-date office, I have at my disposal many modern techniques for pain elimination that are both safe and effective."
The important first step in pain management is identification followed by analysis. Therefore it is important that you can isolate and pinpoint what is going on in your own body regarding pain and other possible symptoms.
Only the person who is experiencing the pain can describe it properly. Pain is a very individual experience. It is virtually impossible to measure a person's pain objectively.
Dr. Dolan says that healthcare professionals feel the best way to find out how much pain a person is enduring is by compiling a Subjective Pain Report, which would include:
o identification of all pains
o site, quality, and radiation of pain
o factors that aggravate and relieve the pain
o times when the pain occurs during the day
o impact the pain has on function
o impact the pain has on mood
o pain sufferer's description of their pain
How to Get Rid of Your Pain
In today's video, Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan talks about how you can learn to understand your pain, identify its sources, and what you can do to make your pain go away.
Often pain goes away on its own once the cause is identified and removed and your body heals--but just as often pain can persist despite every effort of the traditional medical and pharmaceutical industry.
Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan outlines for you both traditional and alternative approaches that really work to help you get rid of your pain, get back to work and improve your quality of life. Learn all about Pain Management on today's GOOD HEALTH NATURALLY with Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan.