Does being in pain make you feel helpless? Try pain management.
Hindustan Times | BySaudamini Jain and Atisha Jain
Apr 07, 2015 07:14 PM IST
Pain management, a branch of medical science that seeks only to manage (and treat) pain, is still young in India, but it's a start.
Treatments in pain management: Ozone discectomy: Used for slipped disc. Ozone gas is injected into the disc space, which causes the disc to shrink and treat the pain.
Platelet-rich plasma: Used for conditions like tennis elbow, knee pain, joint pains. Platelets from the patient’s own blood are injected to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage.
Synovial fluid replacement: Used for knee pain and a great alternative to total knee replacement surgery. In this, a preparation of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial (joint) fluid, is injected into the knee joint. It acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly and treat knee pain.
Botox therapy: Used for long-standing headaches, migraines, trigemenial neuralgia, myofascial spasm, and even spasticity in children. Now also used for cosmetic purposes, Botox is primarily a muscle relaxant. In controlled doses, it can provide safe, effective relief.
Shavasana Lie on your floor, and tell your body to relax – start with your foot, then your ankle, and go right up to your head, concentrating on each body part. This yoga technique helps in easing pain.