Among all the body ailments that a person could experience, pain is something that needs to be eradicated the soonest time possible. In fact, in the triage of emergency situations and first aid management, pain comes after the ABC’s (Airway, Breathing, Circulation).
Unfortunately, pain is subjective and there’s no other person that could assess its severity but the patient himself. That’s why pain management varies from one person to another. When a patient arrives in the emergency room complaining pain, the medical staff should be critical enough to obtain ample medical history data by asking basic questions like location, duration and severity of the pain, recent illness, medicines taken and more, before they could decide of the proper intervention.
Most pain relievers can be bought over the counter nowadays. Keeping some inside the medicine cabinet has become the practice of some health conscious individuals and as much as possible, when pain strikes, they could just pop one. However, these pain medications are synthetic substances which has side effects. Prolonged usage of pain medications showed some gastro intestinal irritations and similar problems. These led to the utilization of the non-pharmacological pain managements like those home electrotherapy devices distributed by Medline or utilization of diversional activities to forget about the existence of pain. Physical activity is one of the ways to divert pain. The technique would be letting your brain think of something else to forget about the pain.
If you’re more interested on the electrotherapy and similar products, you can view here all Medline products and together with your doctor, decide on which one to use. Along with the diversional activities, pain can just leave your system and you don’t have to buy any synthetic substances for that matter.
Basically pain management would involve physical and mental interventions. It shouldn’t be just about treating the specific painful body part but treating the patient as a whole.