If you’re suffering from chronic pain and you’re worried about seeking medical advice because it might be something bad. You’re right to be worried, pain is often a sign that something is wrong, but if you don’t see a doctor, you can’t get treatment and that only makes things worse.
Here are the 6 most common conditions that cause chronic pain in the United States today.
Let’s start with the scariest sounding problems first. Auto-immune disorders involve something fooling the body’s immune system into attacking itself. Some of these conditions can quite easily be treated or managed, some can’t. To find out what you need to know, you must consult with your physician. Just knowing what’s wrong can help relieve stress and alleviate pain and other symptoms.
8 out of 10 Americans suffer from lower-back pain in their lives. 2 out of 10 develop chronic back pain. You’d be amazed at how many options are available to people with back pain in terms of treatment. Much of it is very inexpensive too. It’s rare that lower back pain is a warning sign of anything more serious so there’s no reason not to get it looked at by a medical professional.
If you find you have fibromyalgia, you’re in good company – Lady Gaga has it too. It’s a peculiar condition which still isn’t fully understood. That means it can’t be cured, as yet, but symptoms can be managed to a very large degree. Talking to your family doctor is the first step in getting it under control.
The humble headache is no biggie for an hour or two but if it lasts for weeks or months… then it’s a big deal. It’s not likely to be anything wrong with your brain, so don’t think you have a tumor but do get it checked on. Pain relief for headaches is often very easy to come by.
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Up to 25% of all women suffer from chronic pelvic pain at some point in their lives. It’s grossly under-reported because so many women are embarrassed to come forward about it. You shouldn’t be shy about this, it’s common and it’s often easily treated. Even meditation has been shown to have dramatic results on CPP pain.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This disorder can result in bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and other related conditions. It’s unpleasant and it affects up to 15% of all adults. It may or may not be easy to manage the symptoms of IBS but you can’t start without taking it to the doctors in the first place.
The pain from IBS can often be managed through a variety of other therapies and I’ve found CBD oil keeps my own IBS at bay when it’s at its worst.
Whatever pain you are feeling. Please get a checkup and find out the cause. Getting better is much easier when you know what’s wrong in the first place.