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Pain - Merely A Response To A Painful Stimulus? - Critically evaluate the view that pain is merely a response to a painful stimulus.   Pain Essay: unit 3 There are various definitions of pain. The most commonly agreed upon seems to be “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage” The most appropriate definition of pain within clinical practice was suggested by Margo McCaffrey in (1968). His definition was ‘whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does’ Pain is an abhorrent feeling that is transported to the brain by sensory neurons....   [tags: Pain]
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The Gift of Pain - At some point in our lives we all experience suffering. Whether it’s pain caused by an emotionally abusive partner, a narcissistic mother, a neglectful guardian, mental illness, the pain of a separation, or physical ailments; all of us at some point in time will be scarred by the act of living. When we’re faced with these challenges often the pain can feel like it’s too much to bear. We wonder if we’ll ever be whole, if the pain will ever subside, or if we can continue to live at all. It’s difficult to see the big picture when you’re so close to the canvas....   [tags: pain in poetry, art and in politics]
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Role of Pain Management and Intervention - It all can begin with a long stressful day at work, lifting something heavy or even just getting up from your seat. It comes to you as your enemy. It attacks you until it’s controlled or eliminated. Some people live with it as something normal and some can’t live with it causing them death. It’s different in every way and in every person. Some people ignore it causing it to get out of control. Acute Pain may come suddenly and can be treated, but chronic pain makes your life miserable specially when uncontrolled (Cox, 2010)....   [tags: chronic pain, back pain, acute pain]
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Pain Management and Palliative Care - Pain is neither objective nor seen or felt by anybody other than the person that is experiencing it. Pain is subjective, therefore there is no way to distinguish whether or not someone is hurting and the only and best measurement of pain is that what the patient says it is. In settings such as end of life care, patients present with many different disease processes and ultimately are there because they have an average of six months to live. Along with this stage in their lives, palliative care patients can encounter a myriad of symptoms, which can result in these patients experiencing tremendous physical and psychological suffering (Creedon & O’Regan, 2010, p....   [tags: Pain, Cancer, Medical Care]
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Drug Complications for Chronic Pain - Chronic pain is treated with prescription medication such as Hydrocodone, Tylenol 3, and Vicodin; just to name a few of the drugs for chronic pain. All of the medications mentioned have some bad side effects if you are on them to long such as paranoia, addiction, and damage to the nervous system. People who abuse pain medication will lie, steal, or even over use the doctor ordered amount. Some people who get addicted will do any thing to get there medications such as fraud, theft, and manipulation....   [tags: Drugs, Chronic Pain, medical, ] 895 words
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Pain: A Concept Analysis - Aim. The purpose of this paper is to clarify and analyze the meaning of the concept of pain. The paper will clarify the defining attributes of pain and identify the antecedents that influence the perception of pain and list the consequences of pain. It will also state the empirical referents in reference to pain. Rationale. Pain is one of the most common reasons why individuals seek medical attention in a health care setting. Clarifying the concept of pain will help health care providers provide the best effective care of pain and pain management....   [tags: perception and consequences of pain]
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Effective Pain Management - Effective Pain Management Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Case study 3. Anatomy and pathophysiology of pain 4. Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Chronic Pain 5. Pain management 6. Conclusion Introduction Much of our standard of care today, seems to be centered on patient satisfaction. So, it is important now, more than ever before, to understand pain management. Pain management is one of the primary goals in nursing care and is often misunderstood by many nurses....   [tags: Anatomy, Pathophysiology, Pain, Chronic Pain]
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Using the ECS-CP Model for Pain Assessment - Effective pain management in individuals who are chemically dependent upon prescription drugs, either by illicit or other means, pose a challenge to the quality of care among hospice patients. The hospice model of care is holistic, encompassing mind, body, and spirit with a interdisciplinary approach in effective pain and other symptom management, emotional and spiritual support that embraces quality of life for patients and their families (NHPCO, 2013). In 2012, an estimated 1.5 to 1.6 million patients in this country were provided hospice care services with 66% of care provided in the home (NHPCO, 2013)....   [tags: pain management]
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Health Policy and Chronic Pain Management - Introduction  Pain is not always curable but effects the life of millions of people. This essay examines the Essence of Care 2010: Benchmarks for the Prevention and Management of Pain (DH, 2010). Particularly reflecting on a practical working knowledge of its implementation and its relevance to nursing practice. It is part of the wider ranging Essence of Care policy, that includes all the latest benchmarks developed since it was first launched in 2001. It was produced specifically to improve localized quality in the delivery of healthcare....   [tags: palliative care, chronic pain]
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Dealing with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - ... This nice little slice of heaven is where head games start and pain goes up. Not knowing exactly what you have, other than, pain like you never felt before, and all you can say is, it just started to hurt. Finally, the mere being that your doctor's, as well as, your family believe in you can remove a ton of stress, which is pain, and thing's start to happen. Treatment plan's are worked up and less stressful living conditions worked out is some of the best medicine without having to do a lot, just by simply believing and understanding....   [tags: my pain, my story] 957 words
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Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis (CIPA) - ... Since many with CIPA are likely to have rages or behavior problems, they can take medicine for ADHD, or chlorpromazine, a medicine that modifies what some chemicals in the brain do. This medicine with behavior modification can help people with CIPA. Although CIPA is a rare disease, there is still support from others. Many people with CIPA have websites. On these websites, they talk about how they live with CIPA or what CIPA is, and may have some tips for parents of children with CIPA. One of these websites is called “The Facts of Painless People.” This website was created by two friends with a type of CIPA, Steven Pete and Paul Waters....   [tags: genetic disorder, no pain, no temperature]
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Chronic Back Pain - Definition of the condition: Chronic Pain is described as a long lasting pain that people experience beyond a normal healing time (Hasenbring, Rusu & Turk, 2012). This time is usually up to three or six months prior to an incident (Hasenbring, Rusu & Turk, 2012). Chronic back pain can include common diagnosis of muscle spasms, back strain, or myofasical syndrome (Weiner & Nordin, 2010). There are three different types of chronic back pain; simple musculoskeletal back pain, spinal nerve root pain and serious spinal pathology (Jackson & Simpson, 2006)....   [tags: Pain, musculoskeletal, NSAID]
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Pain in its Personal and Medical Context - Amongst society there is a general consensus of what is physical pain. Pain is not good, it is something that hurts, and no one ever wants to actually be in pain. As infants and toddlers, we knew pain to be associated with cries, tears, and the word “ouch!” As we grew, pain and all of its expressions followed and branched out with us. Its dimensions multiplied and what used to hurt us as toddlers no longer does. At the same time, we began to experience new physical pains – pains which create such an unimaginable physical suffering....   [tags: Medical, The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry]
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Enlightenment Through Pain - Through experiencing or living with pain, insight, knowledge and understanding can be presented to those things that may not have been in realization in a pain free life. Because of pain, the true meaning of life, what it is like to live, and the value of oneself and others is to be within one’s control. Pain strengthens the body, mind, and the spirit. As stated in Virginia Woolf’s essay on Being Ill, the true beauty of the people and the real beauty of the earth can be seen through the eyes of those who are in pain....   [tags: Analysis, Ilness, Pain, Philosophy] 1554 words
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Neck and Shoulder Pain Caused by Posture - ... The imbalances develop between the neck and shoulder muscles that stabilize, and the ones that move. The delivery of dental care requires excellent endurance of the motor skills for prolonged periods of time. These muscles seem to get tired quickly and start to weaken with prolonged forward head and shoulder posture. When those (stabilizing) muscles get fatigued other muscles must work harder for jobs which they were not designed to do. With that happening these muscles are being overworked resulting in improper movement of the shoulder blade, and neck pain....   [tags: dental assistant, porture, neck pain]
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Pain Management forMmigraine Sufferers - If a disorder prevented you from living your life normally for an average of a few days every month, how would you feel. For the 300 million people who suffer from migraines worldwide, they know exactly how it feels (Dodick & Gargus, 2008). Migraines are a painful neurological disorder; characterized with symptoms described as severe, pulsating pain accompanied by, sensitivity to light, sounds, smells, nausea and vomiting, with blurred distorted vision (Dodick & Gargus, 2008). Migraines are still a highly misunderstood disorder that has lacked medical groundwork in previous decades....   [tags: medicine, disorder, blood flow, brain, pain]
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The Use of Opioid Analgesics to Relieve Acute Pain - “Each year, millions of patients suffer acute pain as a result of trauma, illness, or surgery. Pain is the most common reason for admission to the emergency department, making up forty percent of the over 100 million emergency department visits annually” (Sinatram, 2010). With pain being the deciding factor for many patients as to when they should report to the hospital, it is crucial that they receive adequate pain relief to achieve patient satisfaction and prevent costly re-admissions postoperatively....   [tags: pain relief, drug addiction, acute pain]
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A Farewell to Love, Where Love Leads to Pain - Love is a strong affection or warm attachment to someone; on the contrary, pain is a punishment or penalty or suffering of body or mind. These emotions carry a direct relationship; love leads to pain. However, everything that begins must eventually come to an end, and in the end one emotion is victorious. There is a constant struggle between the opposing emotions; henceforth, Ernest Hemingway combines both of these emotions into A Farewell to Arms. Through Fredric Henry and Catherine Barkley’s relationship, Hemingway combines these two emotions in a relentless power struggle....   [tags: love , pain, ernest hemingway] 670 words
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Pain Killers Analysis - ... Alternative possible reason could be in preparation for rehab the patient overdoses to get one last feel of the sensation. Overdose occurring after rehab could be due to patient misjudging their tolerance and taking more than their body can handle. It could also be due to a patient revisiting the environment in which their addiction was performed. Patient placing themselves in a familiar environment can lead to them reminiscing and relapsing. Research shows that there is an increase in the number of patient’s who overdose alone....   [tags: prescription pain killers, heroin, drugs]
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Literature Review for Plantar Heel Pain and Cupping - Plantar heel pain is a commonly seen condition by healthcare providers (Crawford et al., 2001, Hossain and Makwana, 2011, Radford et al., 2007, Renan-Ordine et al., 2011, Saban et al., 2013). 10 % of the adult general population experience plantar heel pain during their life. About 2 million American athletes and non-athletes are affected annually (Riddle et al., 2003). 15% of adult foot complaints seek professional care for plantar heel pain(Irving et al., 2006). Although it is a common condition, its etiology is poorly understood and remains controversial (Crawford et al., 2001, Irving et al., 2006, Rome et al., 2001)....   [tags: Plantar Heel Pain]
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Neck Pain - Neck pain is defined as pain between the occiput and third thoracic vertebrae (Cote et al., 2003) and is a common debilitating condition (Carroll et al., 2008). It is estimated 30-50% of all adults will develop neck pain at some point in their lives and of those affected, 11-14% will experience a degree of work-related limitation (Cote et al., 2008). Studies conducted in South African settings reported that the prevalence of neck pain was 50% in the Caucasian population and 45% in the indigenous African population....   [tags: clinical diagnosis, radiographic diagnosis, pain]
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Weightlifting Tailbone Pain - ... Exercises, such as dead lifts, and clean-and-jerk motions, during which you squat down, pick a barbell up from the floor and raise it overhead, come to mind. Other causes of tailbone pain can include obesity, an accidental fall, a blow to the area, giving birth, and in rare cases, a tumor. (See References 2, 3 and 4) Signs and Symptoms Aside from giving birth, women have less fat than men around their tailbone and a wider pelvis, making them more likely to suffer tailbone pain. People over 50 years of age who lift weights while suffering from osteoarthritis in the spinal area are also more susceptible....   [tags: lower back pain, coccyx, resistance training] 525 words
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - Anterior knee pain plagues the athletic community, the most common being runner’s knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). One point or another in an athlete’s career they have experienced this kind of pain. When comparing between male and female athletes and who has the higher chance of knee pain, female athletes have a higher prevalence than male athletes (Dolak KL). There are several different mechanisms of patellofemoral pain a few being: pes planus,an increased Q angle, weak, tight or an imbalance in the quadriceps or hip muscles....   [tags: Anterior Knee Pain Plagues, Athletic Community]
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The Eeffect of Visual Stimuli on Pain Threshold and Tolerance - Summary In recent years there has been increased interest in the association between pain and anxiety. There has also been increased researched in the effectiveness of non-pharmacologic interventions used in conjunction with medications to relieve pain and anxiety. For many hospitalized patients, anxiety is brought on by pain and unfamiliar sights and sounds. The authors of this study wished to investigate whether blocking sights and sounds of the hospital would produce a more pleasing environment to the patient, therefore reducing pain and anxiety....   [tags: pain, anxiety, non-pharmacologic interventions]
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The Theological Dilemma of Pain and Suffering - The existence of pain and suffering in a world created by a good and almighty God is a fundamental theological dilemma and may be the most serious objection to the Christian religion. In the book, The Problem Of Pain , author C.S. Lewis addresses the issue of pain as a mere problem that demands a solution; he formulates it and goes about solving it. "If God were good, He would make His creatures perfectly happy, and if He were almighty He would be able to do what He wished. But the creatures are not happy....   [tags: The Problem Of Pain, C.S. Lewis]
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Looking Out for Future Pain - Looking Out for Future Pain Pain is a method used by the body to interpret the outside world. Our skin is covered with sensory neurons that are responsible for acquiring information about the body's surroundings (6). Some of the nerve endings involved in the pain sensing process are called nociceptors (6). Most of the sensory receptors and nociceptors come from an area near the spinal cord (6). The information from the sensory neurons is sent through intermediate neurons and is passed onto the motor neurons that are involved in a physical movement, or are sent to the brain (1)....   [tags: Pain Health Medical Essays]
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Pain for Pleasure Endured - Pain for Pleasure Endured The intricate and complex nature of the relationship between pain and pleasure has been a source of contention and diversity of opinion for people of all eras. Shakespeare’s character Othello claims that "tis happiness to die." (Act 5 ln 295). In his situation the painful experience of dying is what he considers pleasure, he later verifies his belief in his statement by choosing to stab himself. Sir Philip Sidney, in his poem Astrophil and Stella states that "in my woes for thee thou art my joy" (108 ln 14)....   [tags: Literature Pain Pleasure Essays]
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Pain and Acupuncture in Eastern and Western Medicine - Pain and Acupuncture in Eastern and Western Medicine Acupuncture is an ancient medicinal art that has been practiced for thousands of years. Acupuncture today is mainly seen by Western medicine as a "new alternative" medicine (2). This basically means that while Western medicine acknowledges the value and positive medical research supporting acupuncture in many realms of medicine, for the most part it is not a practice that has been incorporated into 'modern' medical practices. One of the most consistently supported uses of acupuncture therapy is in pain treatment (14)....   [tags: Acupuncture for Chronic Pain]
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Helping Phantom Limb Pain - Helping Phantom Limb Pain Over the years scientists have noted many complaints of a strange form of pain called phantom limb pain. This pain is strange because it is located in an appendage that no longer exists. By many of the amputees the pain is described as totally unbearable. Phantom limb pain has even driven some victims crazy. For the amputee population this is a very real problem that definitely needs to be solved. After James Peacock had his right arm amputated last December, he expected some difficulties....   [tags: Phantom Limb Pain Medical Health Essays]
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Underprotective and Overactive Pain Perception: Problems and Possible Solutions - Underprotective and Overactive Pain Perception: Problems and Possible Solutions Pain is probably one of the most universal perceptions that humans, or indeed any animal, can experience. From stress headaches to stubbing one's toe, we come into contact with pain on a daily basis. This is normal data about the experience of pain. However, there are several groups of people that do not feel pain in a common way. Either they don't feel enough pain to tell them that something is wrong, as in the cases of lepers and some diabetics, or they have too much pain, as in the cases of some diabetics, people with phantom limb pain, cancer victims, stroke victims, and other diseases of the brain or spina...   [tags: Biology Biological Pain Papers]
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The Experience of Pain - ... Out of this extreme disaster, mothers, members of the community, and people across the world have banded together to demand increased action from a government who has proven ineffective. The Nigerian government has had more than a few missteps and releases of misinformation in the pursuit to rescue the young girls. The example of the missing schoolgirls illustrates that even though pain is an incredible strain on the human body and the human spirit, it is entirely necessary and vital for shaping an individual and shaping how one interacts with the world....   [tags: tolerance levels] 1491 words
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The Pain of Rejection - The human heart is a fragile thing. It desires unconditional, unlimited love and to be loved for who it is, not what it can be made into. However accompanying the search for this love is a great risk, the risk of rejection. The chance that the one chosen to love and who's love is desired will not reciprocate those feelings. If they do return your affection, there is always the chance they may change their mind later on. A breakup then ensues. Breakups are common things in our world today. Everyone knows someone who just went through a breakup or divorce and many occur in the not so pleasant way of denial....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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The Problem of Pain - Freud had a preoccupation with death and suffering. He lived with great personal pain and during a time in history of war and death. From the burning of his books to the murder of his sister and dispersal of his family from their homes, Freud experienced the effects of human depravity by the efforts of Nazi ideology. His preoccupation with death and suffering was justifiable be, but he needed a rationale for why this problem of pain existed, and how men should to respond to it. Through personal struggle with pain, Freud examined his own psyche....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Suffering] 807 words
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The Pain of Heartbreak - If an individual was to conduct a survey or even Google “The Worst Pain Ever Experienced by a Human Being,” I am sure the results would range from childbirth to the passing of a kidney stone. According to Antwan Johnson, the worse pain he recently experienced was heartbreak from a bad break up with his ex-girlfriend. Detailed Symptom Picture Antwan Johnson, also known by his peers as A.J., is a twenty-six (26) year old college graduate and currently pursuing a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at a local H.B.C.U....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Pain of Silence - “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.” - Thomas Carlyle best stated when he saw that within society no one wants to judged or be seen different, so silence was the best cure for them; in bottling up their real thoughts and emotions provided them with safety. In Audre Lord "The Transformation of silence into Language and Action," Lord saw her life as a secluded darkness that she continued to endure just to escape the risks of being judged, misunderstood or even killed for speaking the truth....   [tags: Literary Themes] 809 words
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The Pain Scale - ... Second, the author started with the stories of how she was taught what is pain and who invented the scale of zero to ten pain scale. For example, Biss’s father told her that an itch is just a damaged tissue. Biss then asks a very complex question, she said “When does pain worth measuring. With poison ivy. With a hang nail?… A razor cut?” This shows how complex it is to judge where the pain begins. Even with a trained hospice nurses, not every pain can be identified. Biss conclude the scale one by assuming that zero and one are close to each other to the point where they might equal each other....   [tags: zero scale, infinite look] 535 words
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Pain and Painkillers - In this discussion, I will be looking at the different forms of pain and how this pain is caused within the body. The number of different types of drugs used to treat pain is forever expanding but I will examine the main types of painkiller, how they were discovered and how they work to relieve the symptoms of pain. There are many different types of pain which can be categorised depending on how the pain is caused and how long the pain lasts. If pain results from tissue damage then it is called nociceptive pain and this includes pain from pressure applied outside of the body, like a cut or a burn, or from pressure inside the body such as a tumour....   [tags: Pharmaceutical Biology]
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Pain and Painkillers - Like a “bell-ringing mechanism in a church”. That is how, in 1664, Descartes (Jackson, 2002) suggested pain should be visualized. This, however, is a very primitive description of the phenomenon of pain. Injury or inflammation of a bodily tissue can lead to profound changes in the internal chemical environment. Damaged cells discharge their intracellular components, releasing substances, notably ATP, potassium ions (K+) and acetyl chloine (ACh). Some of these contents act on nociceptors directly, triggering an action potential which will end up in the brain....   [tags: Biology Science]
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Pleasure and Pain - Pleasure and Pain Food brings extreme happiness to some and significant torture to others. Healthy people live without life changing effects from their food choices. Unfortunately a large amount of United States citizens suffer from the harmful side of eating related disorders. While readers should understand the causes, health concerns,and preventatives of eating disorders, one way to better comprehend involves descriptions and case studies. Three major types of eating disorders affect peoples' lives....   [tags: Psychology]
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Beauty Is Pain - ... Emotional effects that can occur is depression, anger, or stress. Stress can be another reason for hair loss. An average head of hair contains 120,000 to 150,000 hair strands. Every day each person sheds about 80 hairs or more plus the intentional hairs lost. From being stressed out, some people begin to rip their hair out. There are many methods of attaching the extensions onto the hair. Hair extensions can be glued, weaved, clipped, braided, or bonded. One method is called the braid and sew method....   [tags: hair extensions]
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Pain Managment: Alternative Ways to Reduce Pain - This paper will discuss alternative ways to relieve or reduce pain other than the pharmaceutical way of thinking and taking medication. There are many different ways to reduce and manage pain other than taking pain medication. For centuries acupuncture has helped people find relief from all different ailments including chronic pain. Other ways to find relief from pain may include massage, chiropractic care, for many people exercise helps tremendously. The paper will discuss some of these alternatives to medication for living with pain....   [tags: medication, acupuncture, anxiety]
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Taking a Look at Pain Medication - ... In contrast, non-prescription drugs consists various mild anti-inflammatory medications that are mainly used for short-term pain and minor strains. Therefore, non-prescription drugs are used for common pains and aches and lower fever (Morelli & Vogin, n.d.). Some of the most common types of drugs used to relieve pain include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, muscle relaxants, corticosteroids, antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, acetaminophen, and anticonvulsant drugs. An example of a type of drug that is used to relieve pain or for pain management is dilaudid, which is an opioid pain medication....   [tags: relieving uneasiness, injury, disease or surgery] 568 words
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Is Tension the True Cause of Pain? - The concept that pain means injury or damage is deeply embedded in the American consciousness. “I have never seen a patient with pain in the neck, shoulders, back or buttocks who didn’t believe that the pain was due to an injury, a “hurt” brought on by some physical activity.” Says Dr. John E. Sarno, M.D. “The pain started after I lifted my little girl” or “Ten years ago I was involved in a hit- from- behind auto accident and I have had recurrent back pain ever since.” Of course, if the pain starts while one is engaged in a physical activity it’s difficult not to attribute the pain to the activity....   [tags: Health]
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Pain: A Gift in Disguise - Pain is worldwide. In every county and every city, pain is being experienced. Whether it is the pain of a stubbed toe or the pain of a massive heart attack, someone is in pain and that pain has a purpose. However, from the first experience of pain we begin to suspect that pain is no friend of ours. And as we continue to endure and be subjected to pain, we begin to loathe it. As the dislike towards pain grows, we Americans give up on bearing and conquering pain. Our medicine cabinets have become filled with pain pills and popping a pill at every miniscule ache has become routine....   [tags: Psychology]
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Pain - Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that inevitably everyone in society will experience at some stage throughout his or her lifespan, and every individuals experience will differ from that of another’s (Mac Lellan, 2006). This maybe due to any number of factors that can affect an individual, such as age, gender, emotional state, culture, or previous encounters with pain (Funnell, Koutoukidis, & Lawrence, 2005). In this reflective assignment I will discuss not only how some of those contributing factors affected a pain episode that I recently experienced....   [tags: Personal Experience]
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Taking a Look at Neck Pain - ... highest in middle age Many Variants of Neck Pain WhipLash: “Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly forced forward and then snapped backward (or vice versa)” This may tear the muscles and ligaments in the neck. The pain and length of the recovery depends on how severe the whiplash was. Muscle Strain: From overuse or over stretching and can range from minor to torn muscle or tendon. Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of spaces in the spine that causes pressure on the spinal cord and nerves Disc Disintegration: Carotid artery dissection Referred pain from acute coronary syndrome Head and neck cancer Infections: retropharyngeal abscess, epiglottitis, etc.[3] Spinal disc herniation – protrudin...   [tags: cervical vertebrae, diagnosis, treatment] 661 words
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Pain Assessment, Management and Evaluation - ... the activation of the nociceptors (pain fibres), and is closed again by the activation of sensory nerves. This can be done by rubbing the painful area or by medications. Melzack (1999) said the gate can also be closed my deferring thought about the pain and opened my excess thought of such pain. i.e. anxiety and worry can both cause excess pain, while distraction and deferral may reduce the pain symptoms. Pain management is a complex feeling that is constantly challenging health care professionals, such as nurses, to understand and subsequently manage a patient’s pain in the best way possible (Mac Lellan 2006)....   [tags: patients, healthcare, nurses] 1339 words
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The Expression of Pain: An Angry Client - ... I asked if he wanted water or some snacks and he replied he wanted his phone. Client was angry at security and was projecting his feelings to me and my preceptor. I think my preceptor knew that I was in a tough position because of the circumstances. When I first met the client I had a feeling that he would be difficult to handle for the rest of my shift. The client’s facial expression and mood indicated that he was not going to cooperate. The client seemed annoyed at the PACU nurse and agitated at everyone else in the room....   [tags: client´s voice, morphine]
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The Clinical Assessment of Pain - It will come to pass in every nurse’s career that she will be caring for a person that for whatever reason cannot communicate verbally. The reason can be vast such as dementia or language barriers. One of the biggest challenges this creates is assessing the patient’s pain level. In 2001 a system was developed by a group of critical care nurses that has been widely accepted in many healthcare systems in the US and Canada. The Adult Nonverbal Pain Scale is an assessment tool that uses five specific categories in pain assessment....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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The Pain and Horros of The Concentration Camps - "When I came to power, I did not want the concentration camps to become old age prisoners' homes, but instruments of terror"- Adolf Hitler. From getting to the concentration camps, life in the camp, and to the death process the prisoners of the concentration camps suffered not only physical excruciating pain and horror, but also mental traumatic experiences. The pain and horror of the concentration camps would never go away from the prisoner's mind; it was always there as a haunting memory of evil cruelty....   [tags: hitler, nazi, holocaust, jews]
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The Right to a Pain Free Death - The practical definition of euthanasia is the act of ending life painlessly, most often for someone suffering from an incurable disease. However, it is not possible for all life to end free of pain. The death may be peaceful, but the agony suffered throughout the disease is hard to forget and the untimely death of that person will be remembered. Euthanasia is a very controversial topic that divides professionals in medical and legal fields along with the general public. One of the main reasons that the debate about euthanasia has been disputed so much is because it challenges the moral values of people....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]
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Pain Proccessing in the brain - Pain is a sensation felt by all. Whether it is due to an injury or illness, falling down or emotionally scarred inside, majority of humans feel pain. The somatic sensation pain is derived from nociceptors (Bear, Connors & Paradiso, 2007). Nociceptors are liberated unmyelinated nerve endings that acts as an indicator of injury or risk of injury to the body tissue (Bear, Connor & Paradiso, 2007). Selective activation of nociceptors can elicit the conscious occurrence of pain (Bear, Connors & Paradiso, 2007)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1188 words
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Theory of Acute Pain Management - Theory of Acute Pain Management Marion Good, PhD, RN, has focused her study, “A Middle-Range Theory of Acute pain Management: Use in Research,” on complementary medicine for pain and stress, acute pain, and stress immunity. The purpose of this theory is to put into practice guidelines for pain management. Good, 1998, noted the need for a balance between medication usage and side effects of pain medications. The theory also promoted patient education related to pain management following surgery and encouraged plan development for acceptable levels of pain management....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Morfine, Demerol] 1261 words
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Women's Pain Perception in Childbirth - ... Extroversion was measured by using the Eysenck Personality Inventory and it was a list of twenty-four yes or no items. If a person had a high score then they would have a high rating of extroversion. Last the Miller Behavioral Style Scale was used to monitor coping style. Women were divided into two groups which were the monitors and blunters. They were then asked to questions and if they had a higher score then would mean In order to measure the patients this is the procedure. The women were asked a series of questions a couple days after their delivery and were asked to give consent to the rating of the labor pain....   [tags: labor, culture, middle eastern]
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Abdominal Crunches are a Real Pain - ... (See References 2) Mistakes Made During Crunches There are many mistakes made during crunches that can put excessive strain on your neck. Tugging and pulling on your head in order to create the range of motion is one of the most common scenarios. This is really cheating and takes the emphasis off your abs, which are really suppose to do all the work. Placing your chin on your chest, pointing your elbows forward, and rounding your upper back, often go paired with the tugging motion. You might also be under the impression that you have to come up to a full, vertical sit-up position....   [tags: exercise, muscles, cardio] 602 words
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Marijuana's Effectiveness in Pain Management - ... That's not right. Prescription drugs, on the other hand, are medicines that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for specific purposes. They can be used legally under the direction of a physician. Analgesics, or painkillers, are often prescribed to reduce pain. While prescription medicines are used legally, they are not safe for everyone. They come with more risks than marijuana, as they have many possible negative, even fatal side effects or interactions with other medicines....   [tags: effective natural drugs]
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The Pain of Achieving the Good Life - The cost of the good life is personal as displayed in Akira Kurosawa's Village of the Watermills, Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham jail", and Dr. Colburn's common lecture Rosewood. The cost of the good life is the sacrifice of some sense of security with each personal choice we make and each action we take to acquire the good life. It seems that in America we are blessed with continuously evolving innovation that provides us with so many conveniences. However, it is these conveniences that deter us from the good life by clouding our sense of purpose in life....   [tags: ]
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Validating Women in Chronic Pain - While credibility is often given to those who experience acute, curable pain, chronic pain victims are given no such validity. Women experiencing this pain are subjected not only to difficulties of its chronicity but also to the stigmas of gender in the world of medical diagnosis. Where a man may be viewed as a respected soldier battling his world of chronic pain and a pain that is nothing but valid, a woman will be looked at with disbelief and blame while dealing with the very same pain. Today, women are constantly scrutinized for their over exaggeration of pain....   [tags: credibility, chronicity, medicine, discrimination]
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Sexual Deviance: The Pleasure of Pain - In recent years S&M, or sadomasochism, sexual relationships have become more socially accepted due to the popularity of best-selling novels like Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Yet, even the main character in this novel, Christian Grey, kept his preference for rough sex a secret from the world. Even his love interest, Anastasia Steele, finds it difficult to come to terms with his sexual preferences, and the relationship almost ends before it begins. Why is this. According to Erich Goode and D....   [tags: Sadomasochism]
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The Power and Pain of Traditions - ... Hutchinson is the one that loses the lottery and she says, ” It isn't fair.” And then a stone hit her on the side of the head.“ (Jackson 5) The stones they use to throw at Mrs. Hutchinson are from the piles of stones collected by the kids in the morning. Every year it is a tradition to do the lottery, and by the end of the lottery the townspeople kill one of the people that lives in the town. In this particular town, even the women and children are not protected from death. Jackson shows suspense by describing what is going on throughout the story and by not having as much dialogue at the beginning of the story....   [tags: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson]
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A Tale of Pain and Hope - I think my mask is upside down. Fumbling with the ties behind the gown, my hands appear deformed under the poorly donned gloves. My fiance, the nurse, has long since outfitted and entered. The room's darkness protects photosensitive eyes and partially shrouds the array of electronic and medical technology. The computer monitor scrolls the words of this story in the form of graphs and digits. Beneath lies my fiance's thirteen year-old daughter who is vying against the infection in her spinal fluid....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 703 words
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Managing Back Pain for Golfers - ... Taking a small break from golf will also allow your muscles to heal quickly. For minor back injuries you need to rest for a day or two and apply heat any time you need relief from the swelling. Moist heat works better than dry heat, so try heating pads, warm showers and baths. NSAIDs like Naproxen or Ibuprofen can be teamed with the heat treatment to reduce any inflammation related to the injury. You can also take acetaminophen together with NSAIDS to help give back pain relief. Getting Back Into the Swing of Things Most back injuries you get playing golf will usually get better in a couple of days....   [tags: injury, swing, warm-ups] 853 words
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The Causes of Muscoskeletal Pain - ... Corrective exercise continuum With this growing population of under trained individual's people are less prepared to partake in recreational and exercise related activities both inside and outside of the gym, consequently today's client is not ready to begin physical activity at the same level that a typical client could 20 years ago. Therefore todays training programmes cannot stay the same as programmes from the past. The new mindset of fitness and sports performance should cater to creating programmes that address the functional capacity for each individual person, in other words training programmes must consider each person, their environment and the tasks that will be performed....   [tags: work related ailments] 1373 words
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Drug Addiction: Pleasure or Pain? - Drug addiction: pleasure or pain. Drug abuse can destroy an innocent life even before a person realizes it. It usually starts out as what is thought to be harmless experimentation or done just as recreational fun, but can become devastating or even life threatening. Even though many people feel they won't get addicted to drugs or that they won't cause any bodily damage after only a few times of use, they are still extremely harmful. Drugs can cause irreversible nerve damage to the brain and brain cells and cause tissue damage as well....   [tags: Drugs] 1412 words
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My Baby Is in Pain - ... Her toned skin had softened to a pale cream, her face structure had thinned out, just as her hair had. She said nothing, but looked down to her petite belly in which our child was. I placed my hand softly on it. "What is it Cathy?" I asked. She turned her focus back to the window and let out a long, depressing sigh. After a long moment of silence, she finally spoke. "What would you like to name it, Edgar?" I lifted my head in shock, for these were the few words she had spoken a long time. "Well darling," I responded....   [tags: personal narrative] 532 words
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Nursing Essay: Pain Management. - Introduction This essay will aim to look at the main principles of cancer pain management on an acute medical ward in a hospital setting. My rational for choosing to look at this is to expend my knowledge of the chosen area. Within this pieces of work I will look to include physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of pain management. Pain, which is defined in its widest sense as an emotion which is the opposite of pleasure (White, 2004, p.455), is one of the major symptoms of cancer, affecting a majority of sufferers at some point during their condition (De Conno & Caraceni, 1996, p.8)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer] 1478 words
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Undertreatment in Pain Management - Shortly after I had learned to drive, my mother called me while I was at the store. She told me in an urgent voice that she was in a lot of pain and had to be taken to the doctor. I immediately left the store and drove my poor mother to the health center where she could be helped. After waiting for what seemed like forever, my mother was finally taken back to see the doctor. As it turned out, my mother had a condition that caused spasms of pain throughout the day. Despite the fact that she had this condition, she was given a minimal amount of Vicodin to get her through the agonizing pain....   [tags: Medical Proficiency, Prescription Medication]
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Management of Pain Analysis - Throughout my life, I have undergone many dental operations, giving me first hand experience on post-operative pain and it’s management. After being exposed to long term care settings for clinical, I would like to take this opportunity to increase my knowledge on a topic that, besides my own personal experiences, I have not been heavily exposed to in a learning environment. Pain, defined in Kozier et al. (2014) as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage” (p....   [tags: RNAO, nursing, surgery, recovery]
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Pain In Poetry: Sappho - Pain can be expressed in both sorrow and anger. Sappho creates great imagery in this fragmented poem by taking pain into natural moving actions. She expresses how her feelings change from hurt to anger and how heavy pain can really be. Sappho uses physical movement to express her emotions in different directions. She also emphasizes how she sees revenge is the ultimate goal in order to recover from that pain. Throughout the fragmented poem, Sappho expresses how someone else’s degrading words affect her and how she handles that pain....   [tags: Physical Movement, Terrifying Winds]
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Oxycontin: Stopping The Pain - Oxycontin To most people, pain is a nuisance, but to others pain controls their life. The feeling discomforts us in ways that can sometimes seem almost imaginable. These feelings can lead to many different side effects if not dealt with or diagnosed. These effects can include depression, anxiety, and incredible amount of stress. The truth about pain is that it is vital to our existence. Without the nervous system responding to pain, we would have no idea if we were touching a hot stove, being stuck by a porcupine’s needles, or something else that could leave a lasting effect upon our bodies without us even knowing anything about it....   [tags: Perscription Drugs]
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Acupuncture For Chronic Pain - Recently, many studies have shown that continuing pain has a significant effect on work and daily life (RFRSNC). Chronic pain resulting from physical trauma, disease or injury, or having an unknown aetiology, may have a substantial effect on patients’ lives. Many have to give up work permanently, abandon potentially satisfying physical and social activities, or withdraw from contact with friends and family. In addition to these problems for the patients themselves, chronic pain is likely to cause financial difficulties and create distress for other family members....   [tags: hollistic medicine, informative] 810 words
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Management of Chronic Pain - ... Julie’s physical complaints comprises of having a knee replacement previously, weak back and constant lower back pain. She is currently living with her son whom has a learning disability, age 34 and works together as team. Julie joined the Expert Patient Support Group (EPSG), when she read a document in the doctor’s surgery. Through this support group, she now have a very positive outlook in life in general. She currently socially active via available courses for her chronic LBP, spiritual aspects such as church and community café led by her....   [tags: long term condition, incurable health problems] 1637 words
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Patient With Knee Pain - Mrs Jones is a 65 year old white female patient, who medical history is unremarkable and current medical diagnosis is Joint Pain –L/Leg LOC PRIM Osteoart-L/Leg. Patient has experience pain to left knee about one years ago, received injection to left knee but did not help with pain , pain became worse. Mrs. Jones under went her 1st surgery 09/17/2013 Mrs. Jones was in a hospital for four days and took part in home health physical therapy for two weeks but experienced no improvement. Initial physical therapy diagnosis is TKR....   [tags: joint paint]
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Understanding Phantom Limb Pain - ... Ramachandran offers one explanation, which correlates phantom limbs to internal body image. He states, “…your body image, despite all its appearance of durability, is an entirely transitory internal construct that can be profoundly modified with just a few simple tricks. It is merely a shell that you’ve temporarily created for successfully passing on your genes to your offspring” (62). The body exists only as a shell, which can change over time. If the body changes, then the mind does not always adapt to that change, which leads to a phantom limb....   [tags: sensations, brain, amputations] 654 words
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Epididymitis: A Real Pain - Introduction The medical condition epididymitis is the inflammation of the epididymis, the tube that connects the testicle with the vas deferens (Dugdale). The epididymis carries sperm from the testis and stores mature sperm (Roiger). An inflamed epididymis is an acutely painful condition. “Epididymitis is most common in young men ages 19 - 35. It is a major cause of hospital admissions in the military” (Dugdale). Disease Process and Etiology Epididymitis is typically caused by the spread of a bacterial infection from the urethra, prostate, or bladder (Dugdale)....   [tags: health, infections, uretra]
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Pain Management Between Genders - The authors split their results into two groupings, beginning with a comparison within each gender between the placebo treatment and each dosage of analgesic. For the women they found that only the dosage of 10mg of nalbuphine provided consistent analgesic effects. In the case of 5mg and 20 mg there was an initial slight improvement in pain management, however it was quickly lost and pain ratings were similar to placebo. For the men they found an array of effects. Only at the highest dose of analgesia did they find any improvement in pain management, although the effect was temporary, and at the end of the recorded 3 hours there was no difference compared to placebo....   [tags: Quantitative Critique ]
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Understanding Pain - Pain: a concept analysis Aim. The following paper will attempt to define and help clarify the concept of pain. The paper will: clarify the defining attributes of pain; identify the antecedents that influence the perception of pain; list the consequences of pain; and state the empirical referents in reference to pain. Rationale. Pain is one of the most common reasons why individuals seek medical attention in a health care setting. Clarifying the concept of pain will help health care providers provide the best effective care of pain and pain management....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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The Pathways of Pain - The Pathways of Pain In 1931, the French medical missionary Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote, "Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself." Today, pain has become the universal disorder, a serious and costly public health issue, and a challenge for family, friends, and health care providers who must give support to the individual suffering from the physical as well as the emotional consequences of pain (1). Early humans related pain to evil, magic, and demons. Relief of pain was the responsibility of sorcerers, shamans, priests, and priestesses, who used herbs, rites, and ceremonies as their treatments....   [tags: Medicine Medical Papers]
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The Perception of Pain - The Perception of Pain At some point in life, all people experience pain. The presence of pain can prevent further damage to an injured area or even prevent an injury from occurring, but pain that continues, after treatment or even after healing, can be debilitating (Loeser and Melzack, 1999). Stephani Curtis (1997) presents a case study of a 32-year-old woman, Mrs. J, who injured her lower back when she fell off a horse. As a result of this accident, Mrs. J experienced a ruptured lumbar disc....   [tags: Senses Medical Essays]
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Pain Management - My patient is an eighty-one year old female experiencing pain after a fall, which led to a broken wrist and a laceration to her forehead. This acute pain has led to loss of appetite, decreased energy level, and disinterest. Before her fall, she had previous acute pain related to compression fractures in her spine. Her knowledge of pain management before her fall was insufficient. Teaching my patient how to manage her pain will hopefully lead to better health. Teaching my patient how to maintain her pain would aid in improving her comfort level....   [tags: Comfort Level, Medical Practice]
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