Oh! Will the pain ever go away! Just imagine what it must be like. Or perhaps you are feeling the pain too. Just think what it must be like for those who have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses and, for the rest of their remaining days, in seemingly eternal pain. No amount of prescription drugs seem to be working for them. And you can just about forget those over the counter concoctions that the well-meaning pharmacist would like to propose, the efficacies of today’s generic medicines notwithstanding.
It does not need to be this way you know. You too could get yourself checked in to a chronic pain service center. Depending on your condition, you may need clearance from your general practitioner or medical specialist. In the most extreme circumstances, those dealing with chronic pain, for instance, there may be no other alternative but to rely on prescription drugs. But these are no longer ‘just any drugs’.
It requires the advanced knowledge of a specialist in pain management to seek out the most effective and appropriate drugs that will work. Take, for instance, the matter of rheumatoid arthritis, usually suffered by those of an advanced age. There is no cure for this condition. Subsequently, there will always be pain associations. It can be quite excruciating if there is no management or treatment thereof.
It can be so severe, so much so that it could even cause an unnecessary death. Yes, it is unnecessary. Because whilst there may be no cure (for now), the condition can be managed effectively enough. So much so that the patient can enjoy a longer, healthier and happier life. But never pain free, unfortunately. That is the reality. And this is why pain management will always be required.