Information for Pain Sufferers

       Pain is defined as an "unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage," according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). This section of summarizes information about pain symptoms and treatments in terms that are informative yet easy for the layman to understand.

Symptoms & Conditions

  Chronic Pain

   The Difference Between
     Acute & Chronic Pain
   My doctor can't find anything wrong,
     is the pain in my head?
   Chronic Fatigue
   Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
   Myofascial Pain Syndromes
   Psychosomatic Pain
        The Placebo Effect

  Skeletal Disorder

   Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)
   Radiculitis / Radiculopathy
     Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
   Rheumatoid Arthritis
   Temporomandibular Disorder (Jaw)
   Neck Pain
   Cervical Stenosis
   Lower Back Pain
   Knee Injuries

  Pain Referral

   Trigger Point


   Cluster Headache
   Tension Headache


   Misc. Trauma
   Repetitive Stress Injury
     Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
     Tendinitis / Bursitis
     Rotator Cuff Injury
     Tennis Elbow
     Other Sprains / Strains
Treatment Options

  Pain Management

          Guided Meditation
          Qi Gong
          Tai Chi

            Back Buddy & Theracane
            Chairs, Tables & Other Devices
          Conditioning Excersizes

      Professional Care

        Types of Physicians
         Oriental Medicine
            and Acupuncture


         Trigger Point
         Nerve Block
         Tendon Sheath

         Physical Therapy
         Body mechanics
         Myofascial Release
          Pool Therapy
          Manual Therapy
            Zeropoint Balance
          Stretching, flexibility training
          Transcutaneous Electrical
             Nerve Stimulation

        Electrical Stimulation
          Russian Stim.

        Work Site
          Work Site Evaluation
          Work Conditioning

          Myofascial Massage

        Psychology / Psychiatry
          The difference between a
             psychologist and psychiatrist
          Why are psychology and psychiatry
             useful in pain management?
          Pain Management
          Smoking / Addiction Cessation
          Suffering Cessation
          Depression Management

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