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Chronic pain can reduce the productivity of a nation

Published on Mar 21, 2023 06:57 PM IST

At Epione, instead of masking the symptoms with medication, the focus is on finding the underlying causes of chronic pain and addressing them after research

The strategy of pain management at Epione follows a three-fold approach
ByHT Brand Studio

The moot question at the heart of the matter is what is chronic pain? Before, it was something associated with the aged and decrepit people. Now, chronic pain is increasingly affecting people of all ages. Any pain that continually lingers for more than 12 weeks can come under this category. There could be many underlying causes for chronic pain, such as injury, arthritis, cancer, and nerve damage.

Nowadays chronic pain has become an increasingly visible health concern, even among the younger population. Among the several reasons lifestyle factors, such as poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy habits, such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are listed as the primary factors.

Other reasons are physical injuries sustained due to repetitive motions in certain sports, chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sickle cell anemia, and, most important of all, mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that can cause physical symptoms, including chronic pain. Some experts are of the opinion that a genetic predisposition to chronic pain can be influenced by the genes one inherits from their parents.

Another reason is that when people suddenly take to trekking, sports, or marathons in middle age it can cause degeneration of joints and muscles. Excessive exercising can also lead to chronic pain.

Chronic pain can also have a negative impact on the physical, psychological, and social aspects of a person's life. Untreated or inadequately managed chronic pain can lead to decreased energy levels, reduced motivation, decreased focus and concentration, and increased stress and anxiety.

These factors can have an adverse effect on an individual's ability to perform at work, school, or other daily activities, leading to decreased productivity.

Therefore, chronic pain patients must seek medical attention to identify the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.

Many years ago, the basic approach to chronic pain was to prescribe painkillers. However, long-term use of painkillers can lead to many other problems, such as physical dependence, tolerance, and in some cases, addiction. Then surgery came up as the next best option to treat the underlying cause of chronic pain. But, here too there were inherent risks such as ineffective healing (which might be due to many other reasons), infection, and re-emergence of the problem.

Epione Pain Management provides a new-age solution

At Epione, instead of masking the symptoms with medication, we focus on finding the underlying causes of chronic pain and addressing them After research, Epione has come up with Regenerative Therapy a new-age solution that aims to repair, replace, or regenerate damaged or diseased tissues in the body.

Here Epione’s strategy is Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has shown promise as a treatment option. A concentration of platelets obtained from a patient's blood is injected into the affected area to stimulate healing and reduce pain.

EPIONE's three-fold strategy

At Epione we focus on more personalized, evidence-based, and holistic approaches to treatment. The strategy of pain management at Epione follows a three-fold approach.

It comprises first, a thorough diagnosis of the underlying cause; second, determination of the right therapy and third, rehabilitation.

The first step is a correct diagnosis that determines the approach to be adopted for the patient. We work with our patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to individual needs and medical history.

Second, once diagnosed a treatment protocol is established and implemented.

The third step is rehabilitation with physical therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. We also recommend mind-body therapies in some cases, such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, or tai chi that can help you manage chronic pain by reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

At our Centre, we have treated more than 10,000 patients with knee problems, 2-3000 patients with shoulder pain, and more than 1000 patients with hip issues.

Chronic pain is a widespread issue affecting millions worldwide, impacting their daily lives, relationships, and ability to work. People with chronic pain who receive adequate treatment are more likely to be able to work, participate in daily activities, and maintain social relationships. This can have a ripple effect on the economy, as people are able to contribute more to society and support their families. Effective pain management can improve quality of life and increase productivity, leading to improved economic and social outcomes.

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