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  • More individuals suffer from chronic pain than diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer combined, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
  • Because chronic pain is a complex condition that affects millions of people nationwide, it may be difficult for some physicians to decipher whether or not a patient’s pain symptoms are considered chronic.
  • Dr. Virgil Stenberg of the Helen Foundation explains when some pain symptoms may be determined chronic.

Chronic pain is a general term used to describe pain that lasts longer than six months. This type of pain could range from mild and merely inconvenient, to intense and completely debilitating. Unfortunately, there is no reason as to why some pain is more intense for some over others, or why pain remains active for weeks, months or years. What we do know is chronic pain affects a person’s emotional wellbeing just as much as it impacts their physical health.

Nevertheless, pain may be considered chronic if it stems from a chronic condition such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or diabetes. These conditions may cause different kinds of pains that may last throughout the course of the disease itself. Other kinds of chronic pain may develop from a trauma, injury or infection to soft tissues or bone.

Some people develop chronic pain from a past injury or surgery. In this instance, extensive nerve damaged may have occurred, or patients may have formed scar tissue around areas that aid the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Regardless of the causes, there are a few symptoms that may indicate chronic pain:

  • Mild to severe pain that does to go away after six months
  • Constant feelings of discomfort, soreness or stiffness
  • Pain that is described as burning, aching, or sharp.
  • Increased irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in mood
  • Weakened immune system

Patients living with chronic pain shouldn’t suffer longer than they have to. Although some prescription pain medications may produce adverse side effects for individuals with chronic pain, Dr. Stenberg has seen great success with minimal side effects for patients taking Microdose Therapy. This unique therapy provides patients with 100%, bio-identical cortisol tablets to effectively reduce inflammation in the body. Through this process, patients also experience less pain. Microdose Therapyis administered under the supervision of a licensed physician and a Helen Foundation education nurse.

Call the Helen Foundation today to get your chronic pain under control! We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Virgil Stenberg of Helen Foundation developed Microdose Therapy™ to help those suffering from various inflammatory diseases and debilitating conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Stenberg has helped thousands of patients reduce their pain, swelling, fatigue and immobility with Microdose Therapy™. For more information on Microdose Therapy™, or to schedule a consultation, please call 877-322-3685 or visit our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you!

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.