Question:

Is it possible to not be able to find the cause of chronic pain?

El dolor crónico: que? No s tu imaginación

El dolor crónico, por definición, es un dolor que dura más de lo que debería. El dolor agudo aparece repentinamente y es una respuesta directa a la lesión o enfermedad. Los tipos más comunes de dolor crónico incluyen la artritis, la fibromialgia, dolores de cabeza y dolor de espalda.

Con el fin de tratar el dolor crónico, los médicos deben primero encontrar la causa del dolor. Esto no es siempre una tarea sencilla. Una persona puede tener dolor en sus piernas, pero la causa podría estar en la persona? S columna vertebral. A veces, la causa del dolor no se puede encontrar. Dolor de la fibromialgia por lo general no se puede encontrar. Los pacientes con fibromialgia tienden a cansarse fácilmente y que tengan dolor en los músculos y las articulaciones. De acuerdo con la Food and Drug Administration de EE.UU., los científicos han teorizado que la fibromialgia? Se puede conectar a una lesión, los cambios en el metabolismo muscular o los virus y la causa exacta es incierta.?

Si un paciente sufre de dolor crónico, él o ella debe comenzar con una visita a su médico de atención primaria, que puede remitir al paciente a los especialistas adecuados. Si un médico no puede encontrar la causa del dolor, obtener una segunda opinión. Si un segundo médico no puede encontrar la causa, obtener una tercera opinión.

El dolor crónico puede a veces ser relevado por la cirugía. Cuando la fuente del dolor no se puede encontrar (como el dolor de la fibromialgia), los medicamentos pueden ayudar a controlar el dolor. Los medicamentos son prescritos basándose en la historia del paciente y la cantidad de dolor que el paciente está sufriendo.

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