Types of Pain

Pain is a general term that describes any kind of unpleasant or uncomfortable sensation in the body. There are many different types and causes of pain, and these can be grouped into eight different categories to help with pain management:

Treatment

The first step in pain management is scheduling an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause of your pain and learn which pain management approach is often the most effective for it.

Care

Chiropractic Care for Pain: This hands-on therapy has been shown to help in treating neck pain and headaches. Read this brief overview.

The specialty

A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. Pain is actually a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes a combination of these.

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We have all accomplished agony. However, regardless of it being quite possibly the most well-known indications individuals look for clinical assistance for, it is additionally perhaps the most misjudged and inadequately treated.

We manage post operative patients undergoing various surgical procedures like joint replacement surgeries, spine deformity correction operations, trauma patients etc. These patients are usually managed with intravenous medications, and sometimes regional nerve blocks and epidural anesthesia.

Patients are diagnosed to have chronic pain when pain has been persisting for over 3-6 months. The chronic pain can be caused by several conditions, like cancer, disc prolapse, arthritis etc. Such patients are best managed by multimodal pain management techniques, involving use of medications, nerve blocks, physiotherapy, psychotherapy etc.

The term implies providing additional pain releiving medications to patients in addition to the already prescribed drugs. These medications are taken on 'as and when needed' basis rather than around the clock intake. As a result, it leads to much better pain control with the least possible drug dose.

Bone pain can result from fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis etc. The bone pain treatment includes not only managing the primary condition but also prevention of further deterioration and worsening of symptoms.

Nerve pain usually results when there is pressure on a particular nerve from the adjacent structures. The conditions include trigeminal Neuralgia, lumbar radiculopathy (disc prapse/sciatica), post herpetic neuralgia etc. These patients are ideally treated by a combination of Neuropathic medications and nerve blocks or radiofrequency ablation of the involved nerve.

The phantom pain can be very painful and also very difficult to manage. The term is reserved for patients who feel pain in the amputated body parts. Such pain can last for several months, and even years. A judicious approach for such patients warrants the use of medications, nerve blocks, and devices like spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps. Adjuncts like mirror therapy and behavior therapy have proven benefit.

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    About me:

    Dr. Vivek Loomba is a Pain Management Physician who has been in practice for 26 years. He is currently practicing at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Dr. Vivek manages patients with chronic pain and acute pain. He is a qualified professional working to help patients with persistent pain through spine surgeries, joint replacement operations, and cancer pain. 

    Specialization

    Dr. Vivek Loomba has gained experience as a pain management specialist with interventions including –

    • Nerve Pain
    • Acute Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Phantom Pain
    • Breakthrough Pain
    • Bone Pain
    • Cervical problem
    • Neurological problems
    • Vertebroplasty treatment

    Education

    • MBBS – Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, 1995
    • Diploma in Anesthesiology – Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, 2002

    Career

    Dr. Vivek Loomba is a highly qualified doctor that applies the latest technologies in performing procedures on patients. He uses cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain. Based on research and studies cannabis is effective in the short-term improvement of chronic pain. He also contributes to research and studies. His research work has made a significant contribution to palliative care. This has been his keen interest in finding procedures for effective diagnosis by coordinating treatment and care for patients experiencing pain. Dr. Vivek has also trained fellow junior doctors and nurses with his pain management techniques for simpler and more complex diagnostic procedures.

    Publications

    Dr. Vivek Loomba has authored many national and international journals to date 

    Dr. Vivek Loomba works for the welfare of patients with different modularities. He is dedicated to providing treatments to relieve, reduce, or manage pain that helps patients in returning to everyday life activities. It helps patients to heal without undergoing painful surgeries or relying on medications. He also uses a combination of treatments and therapies for an effective treatment that includes medications, physiotherapy, radiofrequency and behavioral therapy. He is focused on improving patients’ well-being with diagnoses and intuitive management with a history of persistent pain for several months or years.

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