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 nosuffering.org 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
   Fibromyalgia
   Myofascial Pain Syndromes
   Psychosomatic Pain
        The Placebo Effect

  Skeletal Disorder


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

  Pain Referral

   Trigger Point
   Dermatome

  Headache


   Migraine
   Cluster Headache
   Tension Headache

  Trauma


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

  Pain Management

          Aikido
          Meditation
          HeartMath
          Guided Meditation
          Qi Gong
          Tai Chi
          Yoga
          Self-Hypnosis

        Self-Massage
            Back Buddy & Theracane
            Chairs, Tables & Other Devices
          Stretching
          Conditioning Excersizes

      Professional Care

        Types of Physicians
         Alopathic
            Anesthesiologist
            Physiatrist
            Rheumatologist
         Chiropractic
         Homeopath
         Naturopathic
         Oriental Medicine
            and Acupuncture
         Osteopathic

        Medication
         Allopathic
         Homeopath
         Herbal

        Injection
         Trigger Point
         Bursa
         Nerve Block
         Tendon Sheath
         Joint

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

        Electrical Stimulation
          Interferential
          Microcurrent
          Russian Stim.

        Work Site
          Work Site Evaluation
          Work Conditioning

        Massage
          Myofascial Massage
          Watsu
          Reiki
          Rolfing

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























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