What is Chronic Pain?
Physicians often define chronic pain as any type of pain that lasts for at least 3 to 6 months or longer. Typically, chronic pain starts with an acute injury or illness. Furthermore, chronic pain subsequently causes complications that can make the pa in worse. Chronic pain syndrome is the combination of chronic pain and the secondary complications that are making the original pain worse.
Chronic pain syndromes can develop into a rather vicious cycle. This cycle that causes secondary complications, which in turn, make the original chronic pain worse.
These secondary complications can lead to some common problems over time, such as
- Poor concentration and short-term memory
- Stress-related health problems, such as headaches, increased blood pressure, gastrointestinal issues
- People not believing you or invalidating the legitimacy of your pain
- Increased Opioid dependence
- Decline in quality of life
- Lack of daily structure or direction to life
The vicious cycles of pain become clear. Chronic pain causes stressful problems, which, in turn, cause stress that makes the pain worse. This combination of chronic pain and the resultant problems that make pain worse is what we call a chronic pain syndrome.
NAD IV Therapy for Chronic Pain
NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) is derived from vitamin B3 or niacin and is essential for cells to generate energy. Having Low NAD in the body is associated with numerous conditions including chronic fatigue, weakness and pain, drug and alcohol addiction, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic diseases in general. When NAD is given intravenously, it restores the cellular energy system which in turn increases energy, relieves mood disturbances as well as pain, and addiction.