Chronic Pain Responds to Herbal Therapy

At least 1 in 5 Americans lives with chronic pain. (And many experts think it’s probably closer to 1 in 3 of us!)

But what exactly is chronic pain? The definition is changing. At one time, if you’d experienced persistent discomfort for 3 months, then you were told you suffered from chronic pain. Today many doctors have pushed the diagnosis point to 6 (or even 12) months.

It’s interesting to note that persistent doesn’t always mean non-stop. Many people with chronic pain can go for months without discomfort, only to have it return suddenly and for no apparent reason. And scientists suspect that over time, chronic pain makes you feel pain more intensely and more frequently.

Top 10 causes of chronic pain

Arthritis is probably the most common cause of chronic pain. Nearly 50 million Americans have already been diagnosed, and a new patient is identified every 33 seconds. Arthritis pain is more common among women than men and risk definitely increases with age. By age 65, half of all Americans live with the condition’s chronic pain symptoms.

Back injury, especially lower back strain, is almost as common. Research indicates that nearly 80% of all Americans suffer significant back pain, at least occasionally. Half of all pregnant women suffer from persistent upper back pain, lower back pain or both at some time before they deliver.

Fibromyalgia (characterized by widespread pain, stiffness and fatigue) affects an estimated 4 million Americans and causes constant pain for some of them.

Headache pain affects 1 in 9 Americans. Chronic migraines plague 1 in every 6 women, as well as 1 in 20 men. And hormone headaches are growing increasingly common in both genders.

Chronic Foot Pain conditions affect more than 3 out of 4 Americans, at some point in their lifetime.

Also on the list of Top 10 Causes of Chronic Pain are hand and finger pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, shingles and cancer pain.

Children can have chronic pain, too

Researchers believe that 15-20 percent of children live with chronic pain. Just as chronic pain is more common among women than men, girls report more pain than boys. It can be hard for parents or other concerned adults to recognize the problem because kids often sleep, play and function normally even when they’re in pain. What’s more, they often lack the vocabulary to properly express what they’re feeling.

Try a natural remedy for chronic pain!

Although most Americans coping with chronic pain try to get relief from aspirin and other over-the-counter pain relievers, doctors warn that these medications can pose serious health risks. On the other hand, prescription narcotics can produce a wide range of side effects, from debilitating fatigue to low blood pressure and difficulty concentrating.

In recent years, a growing number of medical practitioners have started recommending all-natural, herbal pain relief products. Among the most respected are Premiere’s Pain Spray Mist and Pain Spray Roll-On. Formulated with 7% menthol, these all-herbal pain relief remedies work almost instantly. The more you apply, the stronger the effect. And regardless of your individual pain tolerance, relief lasts for up to 5 hours. Both formulas are non-habit-forming and can be used safely by adults, teenagers and children ages 5 and up.