Any acute or chronic condition will come with symptoms that have to be managed, and unfortunately, pain is one of the most common. Whether you’re recovering from traumatic injury or suffering from arthritis, pain can severely hamper your quality of life.
Fortunately, there are many ways to manage pain and other symptoms, and that’s exactly what the compassionate medical staff at Western States Home Health Care Agency, Inc. is here for. We can assist you with medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes to ease your symptoms.
Pain can stem from a number of causes. The first step is identifying the cause of your pain so that the appropriate treatment method can be selected. Once identified, there are several common methods that can be employed to alleviate pain:
- Medication: Over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Tylenol, or ibuprofen can be enough to alleviate mild pain. Topical pain relievers such as creams, sprays, or lotions can also help. If none of these are effective, your doctor can prescribe other medications.
- Physical Therapy: If you are recovering from an injury that is causing you pain, physical therapy is the best choice to both relieve pain and facilitate the healing process. This may include repeated exercises such as stretching and strengthening specific muscles.
- Exercise: If you are well enough to exercise, then this may help relieve your pain, provided you choose the right activities. Regular exercise releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. It also improves your flexibility and muscle tone, which decreases pain. Be sure that you do not overexert yourself and consult with your medical team before embarking on an exercise plan.
A person experiences different symptoms depending on their condition. Our physicians and nurses help control your symptoms as effectively as possible, whether you’re experiencing pain, nausea, loss of mental clarity, insomnia, etc. Our medical team uses a number of different techniques, including physical therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and more.
Contact Western States Home Health Care Agency, Inc. for at-home nursing care in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas, which includes pain and symptoms management.