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Why Am I Experiencing Pain? What Is Pain?

Generally, pain is created following a health condition, injury or disease and it is either temporary, acute or chronic. It can be categorised as below:

  • Pain which is being caused through damaged tissue, such as muscle or skin damage.
  • Nerve pain (neuropathic).
  • Mental pain (psychogenic).
  • Chronic pain - this is caused by long-term conditions like arthritis.

You need to seek medical advice to ensure your pain can be treated correctly as different kinds of pain need different types of treatment. If you leave your pain without treatment it can impact your nervous system and your sensory systems so you need to seek medical advice.

How Will The Doctor Diagnose My Pain?

Your GP uses a variety of methods to assess what is causing the pain. He or she will need to ask about your symptoms and your health background. They will ask you to describe the type of pain you are feeling.

How To Describe Your Pain

  • Throbbing or dull pain
  • Sharp or stabbing pain
  • Intense pain
  • Pulsating pain
  • Burning pain
  • Tingly pain

Your doctor might also need to examine you physically and may order tests such as blood tests or possibly CT or MRI scans, it depends on your symptoms.

You need to be diagnosed by your own GP in person. Pain should not be diagnosed via a doctor website. Always see your own doctor before ordering pain relief medicines online.

What Treatments Can I Get For Pain?

The type of pain you are experiencing will dictate the type of pain relief which your doctor will recommend or prescribe for you. Your doctor will assess whether to prescribe you a single treatment or a combination. Here are some common pain relief treatments:

Medications For Pain Relief:

  • Over-the-counter medications include ibuprofen or paracetamol.
  • Prescription medication including codeine or gabapentin.

You must speak to your GP or your local pharmacist before you buy pain relief, to make sure it is the right choice for your particular health needs.

Are There Non-Medication Treatments For Pain?

  • Gentle exercise including swimming and walking.
  • Physiotherapy can help some forms of pain.
  • Therapy like CBT.
  • Acupuncture.

If you are planning to try any forms of treatment for your condition, always talk to your GP to make sure it is appropriate for your needs.

Can I Treat Pain By Changing My Lifestyle?

Yes, some types of pain can be helped by changing lifestyle elements, for example back pain can benefit from exercise and physical therapy. It depends if you have any other underlying health conditions. Some pain like knee pain, could be helped by losing weight as well.

Is It Safe To Order Pain Relief Online?

Yes, it should be safe to buy pain relief treatments online, but you need to check out the website first. Do some research to make sure it is a genuine site before you go ahead and order any medicines.

Here are some checks you can carry out:

What Do I Need To Tell The Doctor?

You need to supply the doctor with as much information as you can when you request a prescription. The medical questionnaires on the Prime Doktor website let you answer the doctor questions and add in any other information which you think might be useful.

It is vital that you tell the doctors about any health conditions, medicine you are taking and any allergies you have.

Extra Information About Pain:

NHS Choices: Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

The Order Process

1.      Choose your treatment

2.      Answer our doctor's questions

3.      Prescription is issued

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