Pain paralyzes life, yet pain is a part of life.
Protecting and destroying pain, sometimes both at the same time.
And there is nothing worse than superficial baseless pain.
On the following page I try to show the manifold aspects of the pain and the therapeutic possibilities. The combination of pain therapy, anesthesiology and neurosurgery gives us a virtually unique range of treatments.
Die International Association for the Study of Pain definiert Schmerz folgendermaßen:
"Pain is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience that is accompanied by actual or potential tissue damage, or is described by individuals as causing such tissue damage."
This definition is almost historical, today pain is understood as a complex bio-psycho-social state.
Better is the following definition:
Pain is that,
what the patient feels as such.
Basically, the acute pain is distinguished from the chronic:
is a temporally limited pain (acute) that is perceived in response to the pain and pain transmission described above. Acute pain has the character of a warning and guidance signal, which can also be groundbreaking for the diagnosis of the cause. In addition to a generally effective analgesic therapy, the causal therapy resulting from the diagnosis is decisive both for the treatment of the triggering cause and for the treatment of pain.
is a pain that lasts longer, with the exact time frame defined differently, typically three to twelve months. Prolonged pain can develop into a chronic pain syndrome with its own disease value. The pain then lost its guidance and warning function. This pain disorder is defined not only by the organic but also by the resulting psychosocial changes, which must be incorporated into the integrative pain treatment. Chronic pain - unlike acute ones - has almost never a single triggering or entertaining cause, they are multicausal. Treatment with typical analgesics alone is not sufficient for chronic pain.
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