• 19 DEC 13

    What is pain?

    Pain is a highly unpleasant physical sensation.

    Pain hurts causing discomfort, distress and depending how severe it is can be, is often agonising.  Pain varies in how it presents itself.  It can be an ‘ache’ – where the pain is continuous but not very strong, or ‘throbbing’ where the pain pulsates throughout the area affected.

    Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong.  It should never be ignored and the cause should be investigated. It is always important to remember that the CAUSE of the pain must be treated to fix the problem, as opposed to masking the pain with medication.

    Pain is very specific to the individual and tends to range over a broad spectrum. Only the person who is suffering from the specific pain, can describe how it ‘feels’ properly and how it affects them on a day to day basis

    According to The British Pain Society, over five million people in the UK go on to develop chronic pain. Sadly a third of them do not recover. 11% of adults and 8% of children suffer severe pain in the UK.

    If you are suffering from discomfort or pain please contact us on Epping – 01992 815 166 or Moorgate 0203 633 2486 to find out how we can help you.