What is Pain Management? Pain management is a medical specialty that is rapidly growing in popularity and application. This specialty deals with the
reduction of pain in the body by applying the principles of science and medicine. Today, it is common to come across medical doctors who have specialized in
the treatment and management of pain.

The management of pain may require the application of simple or complex therapies. The treatment method depends on various factors surrounding the history
of the pain. These include the duration of the pain, its intensity, whether the pain is increasing in intensity or reducing, the contribution of the pain to other
symptoms of illness and the physical cause of the pain.

So what can we do to become our own pain management specialists? Let us look at pain management tools that we can use to lessen and eliminate pain. These
methods are non-evasive. No self-diagnosis or do it your elf surgery here.

1. Exercise-There are many exercise programs available. Some are as simple as swimming, yoga, Qigong and walking. Exercising as be proven to be a very
pain management method. Just be sure to start slow and gradually increase the duration and intensity. As your own pain management coach

2. Manipulation: Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, osteopathy, acupuncture are all types of manipulation designed to relieve stress and pressure on
your body. There is a lot of evidence support touch whether it is done by a professional or a friend as being very effective in managing pain.

3. Hypnosis: A trained hypnotist can help you ease your pain and know you will not start barking like a dog when you see a cat. Biofeedback and other coping
methods are also very effective in reducing or eliminating pain.

4. Stimulation: By stimulation, it means using hot and or cold packs and electrical stimulation. The hot and cold packs are self-explanatory. By electrical
stimulation, by using a small battery charged a device that sends a current to electrodes attached to your body. A good number of individuals use these devices
regularly and find them to be very useful.

These are just some of the many non-evasive methods and techniques you can use to become your own pain management specialist. Some of these methods
involve a health care provider, but some you can do on your own. The point here is that it is up to you to take control of your wellness program. Only you know
how you really feel. After consulting with your doctor and identifying the reason and source of your pain you need to be assertive in your own health. You can
learn to manage, lessen and even eliminate your pain and return to a normal pain-free life.

The Pain Stops Here! You deserve relief from your aching back and to live pain-free. There are alternatives to suffering and surgery. As someone who has
suffered from debilitating back pain, I believe you owe it to yourself to know all the facts.

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