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    Chronic Pain

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    Background Chronic pain is pain that is considered to last longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild to excruciating, and episodic or continuous ("Community," n.d.). With chronic pain, the pain may remain active in the nervous system for months or years (Ratini, 2004). A recent study estimated that 31 percent of the adult United States population suffers from chronic pain, most commonly lower back or osteoarthritic pain (Bostwick, 2014). Chronic idiopathic (i.e. non-cancer related) pain is a significant

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    Chronic pain is something many people deal with on a daily basis. At sometime in life, every person will have to deal with some type of pain in his or her life. Some people believe it is all in their heads because the pain does not show up on scans. The article talks about how chronic pain does exist. People show pain in many different ways sometimes you can see the pain on a person's face and other times you cannot. Every person experiences pain differently. A doctor can only believe how much

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    Acupuncture and Chronic Pain

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    simply channels that carry Qi throughout the body. They are composed of acupunctur... ... middle of paper ... ...puncture and Chronic Pain: A Criteria-Based Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 43(11), 1191-1199. Tavola, T., Gala, C., Conte, G., & Invernizzi, G. (1992). Traditional Chinese acupuncture in tension-type headache: a controlled study. Pain, 48, 325-329. Ulett, G. A., Han, J. S., Han, S. (1998). Traditional and Evidence-Based Acupuncture: History, Mechanisms, and Present

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    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

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    Validating Women in Chronic Pain

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    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

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    Chronic Back Pain

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    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

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    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

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    Health Policy and Chronic Pain Management

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    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

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    faking it.” or “Can’t you just suck it up?” Millions of people who suffer through chronic pain have heard these statements made about them. In truth, they aren’t faking it, and they cannot just “suck it up.” Chronic pain, or pain lasting for longer than six months, can be a life-altering experience. According to Dr. Karriem-Norwood, the symptoms of chronic pain include: “mild to severe pain that does not go away, pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical, feeling of discomfort

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    Chronic Pain, Terminal Illness and Euthanasia

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    nothing to alleviate the pain. Terminally ill patients should have the right to choose a merciful release. The Supreme Court concluded in the 1981 Botsford vs. Union Pacific Railroad Co. case that, " ...no right is more sacred or more carefully guarded, by the common law, than the right of the individual to the possession and control of his own person.” If this control is given to us in life, then surely people facing terminal conditions and constantly experiencing chronic pain should be able to relieve

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