Cancer Pain is the most distressing type of pain. It is important to provide good pain relief during all stages of cancer treatment; so that the patient is comfortable. Treatment includes medication and various nerve block techniques.
Chronic Abdominal or Pelvic Pain
Chronic abdominal or pelvic pain can be caused because of chronic pancreatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and endometriosis. It is important to diagnose the medical condition first so as to treat appropriately.
Post Herpetic Neuralgia (shingles)
One of the most common complications of herpes is persistant pain in the affected area even after rash has healed.
The main symptom is pain in the area where shingles once occurred.
The pain can range from mild to very severe. It may continue, or come and go.
The pain is described as a deep aching, burning, stabbing, or feeling like an electric shock.
People with this pain are very sensitive to touch or temperature changes.
The pain lasts for months or sometimes years after the shingles infection.
Anticonvulsant drugs, usually used for seizures, may help with the pain of damaged nerves. Skin patches with lidocaine (a numbing medicine) may also be prescribed to relieve some of the pain for a period of time. Other treatment modalities include nerve block and stimulators.
Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by intense pain in eyes, lips, scalp, forehead and jaw on one side of the face. Pain is episodic shock like sometime triggered by routine daily activities. Once diagnosed can be treated effectively with medication, Radio frequency ablation and surgery.