Handling severe pain can be disturbing and distressful

Handling severe pain can be disturbing and distressful. Sometimes pain can happen unexpectedly, and sometimes it comes from an existing condition or illness. Either way, there are ways through which you can help yourself in handling severe and excruciating pain. Stay focused on controlling your pain and find the ways that work best for you.

1.Stay Calm

Experiencing pain is stressful, especially when you don't know the causes of the pain. Being eger, and fearful can actually make the pain worse. Shallow breathing can lead to hyperventilation, impair the ability of getting oxygen into the blood, and lead to much pain, like chest and muscle pain.   Try not to focus on the pain, concentrating on your thoughts and energy  you are feeling can make it worst actually.  Try to put your mind in other things, things that can make u feel relax, things that can help you in solving the pain.

2. Control Your Breathing.

Take a slow deep breath from your belly, this help to improve the flow of oxygen in the blood reducing the intencity of the pain.  Breathing techniques have been used for many years to help control the pain of childbirth because the effectiveness of handling pains comes from the way you control your breath.

3. Assume A Comfortable Position And Try To Relax.

Pain can reduce when sitting in an upright and straight position or you can lie down if possible.  Look for a suitable position that can help lessen the pain for you to concentrate on locating the cause of the pain.

4. Identify The Source Of The Pain.

Sudden pains known as acute pain is normally a sign of pain, telling you to pay a close attention on where the pain is coming from.  Some causes of acute pain include  broken bones, broken tooth, muscle cramps, burns sprain or strains. Acute pain is classified as nociceptive pain, which occurs when stepping on a nail or touching a hot stove.

5.Don’t Ignore Excruciating Pain.

 In some cases, severe pain may be the only warning you get that something is terribly wrong.  For example, sudden onset abdominal pain may indicate a ruptured appendix, peritonitis, or a ruptured ovarian cyst. Ignoring sudden onset pain can lead to serious, sometimes life-threatening outcomes, if the need for prompt medical attention is ignored.

6. Take Action To Control The Problem.

 Once you have identified the cause of the pain, take a possible step to correct it.  Pains can go away, only when the problem for that pain is solved completely.  Take action by seeking medical attention because serious pain needs a medical professionals, that can help identify the cause of the pain.
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