A migraine causes severe throbbing pain or pulsing sensations, usually on just one side of the head. Symptoms often include nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Degenerative Nerve Pain
Degenerative nerve diseases have the ability to affect many of your body’s activities, such as movement, talking, breathing, and balance. These diseases can be genetic, or sometimes they are caused by a medical condition. Causes may include alcoholism, tumors, chemicals, or viruses.
Degenerative nerve diseases include Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal muscular atrophy. Depending on the type, degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. Most have no cure, but treatments can help improve the symptoms, increase mobility, and relieve pain.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, in combination with fatigue, memory, and mood issues. It amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms often begin after a trauma, surgery, infection, or severe stress.
It is more common in women to develop fibromyalgia than in men. Other conditions that are associated with fibromyalgia are tension headaches, TMJ, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression.
Neck pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles get strained from poor posture and can be a symptom of a more serious problem. Neck pain can be caused by a number of disorders and diseases such as degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, spinal stenosis, poor posture, neck injury, cervical radiculopathy.
Back pain is one of the most common injuries and a leading cause of disability worldwide. Symptoms include: muscle pain, shooting pain, pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing, or walking, or pain that moves down the leg. You can prevent or relieve back pain with at-home treatments and proper body mechanics.
Chronic pain is often described as pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. Pain is a signal to your nervous system that something may be wrong – a tingle, sting, prick, ache, burn, etc. Chronic pain may originate from an injury or infection, or from an ongoing cause of pain such as arthritis or cancer. The cause of the pain is not always clear.
Many elderly patients experience chronic pain, just as more women reportedly have chronic pain than men. It is not uncommon for patients to have two or more chronic pain conditions. While chronic pain is not always curable, there are treatments available to help: drug treatments, physical therapy, natural remedies, and sometimes surgery.