There are a small portion of chronic pain sufferers which cannot be treated with modern day interventions. In saying so, they usually can be well managed to limit their discomfort. It is important for your local health practitioner to inspect the area of concern so they can help determine what are the possible underlying causes. As one of Ryde’s multidisciplinary chiropractor, acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist; it is common to see patients experiencing pain. These patients need to be grouped into categories inclusive of:
How do I find out what health problem I have?
Inquire at your local GP clinic. GPs are great at diagnosing and directing you to the appropriate examination, medication or other medical providers. Alternatively, health-screenings can be performed by registered health practitioners’ such as chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists.
Can a health professional know if the patient is in pain?
Yes and no. This is due to the problem of symptoms, “pain”, being subjective. If there are signs of abnormality observed over a body part, that can indicate a likelihood of pain being present. An example can be of someone with deformed hands from long standing osteoarthritis. Increased bone size of the hands are a survival mechanism to protect the local area. Since there is too much friction or weight bearing, wear and tear will prompt the body to build more bone. This creates a vicious cycle to further increase friction/pain.