Does being in pain make you feel helpless? Try pain management. - Hindustan Times

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.

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.

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