Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia Information website looking at he chronic pain, stiffness and sleep problems of ME

We cannot see or touch pain, but it’s the body’s way of telling us it has been injured.

Pain can result from a variety of things such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, back and neck problems, and nerve disorders such as shingles and neuralgia.  And pain can be a problem following operations or accidents.

There are two types of pain: fast pain which is sharp – like being pricked with a needle - and slow pain which comes on more slowly leaving a continued dull ache that lasts much longer.

Pain is normally unpleasant and can stop the body functioning normally.  Controlling pain allows the body to recover much more quickly and helps healing.

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Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia Information website looking at he chronic pain, stiffness and sleep problems of ME

Welcome to  the Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia Information website looking at he chronic pain, stiffness and sleep problems of ME.

Who can benefit


Pain sufferers from all over Cleveland benefit from funds raised by Free from Pain.  Patients in South Tees Trust hospitals, in the community, in the hospice and those who come to the pain clinic and pain management programmes are also helped by Free from Pain.
 
TENS

Free from Pain has bought many TENS units to help people in pain.  TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, and it is a very effective way of relieving pain.  

Small impulses that can hardly be felt are sent along the nerves which carry the pain messages to the brain.  After a short while these nerves stop sending pain messages to the brain and the pain decreases.

PCAs

When people have major operations, they will probably have a PCA machine to use.  

Patient Controlled Analgesia enables patients to give themselves regular doses of strong painkiller, (usually morphine) as often as they need to.

The drug goes straight into the drip in the arm; it does not mean painful injections

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