Where Does it Hurt?

Are you suffering from what you believe to be chronic pain? Our pain inventory module pinpoints the areas of the body most frequently affected by chronic pain. Use your mouse to hover over the red censors and learn more about different types of common chronic pain.

CHRONIC HEADACHES
Headaches can affect any part of the head and symptoms include, but are not limited to: throbbing pain, pressure on the temples, and a stinging or burning sensation behind the eyes. Diagnosing them can be difficult because unless you suffer from a condition or disorder, there is frequently no direct cause for them.
CHRONIC JOINT PAIN
Joint pain is very common and painful, and usually characterised by throbbing, soreness, or a burning sensation. It can affect any joints in the body including the wrists, knees, shoulders, ankles and hips. People of all age groups suffer from joint pain and it is often a result of a pre-existing condition or physical strain such as a bone fracture, sprain or other trauma.
CHRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN
The lower back (otherwise known as the lumbar spine) is the most common area of back pain because there is a large and complex grouping of nerves, bones, muscles, tendons, and discs in this area of the back. Lumbar spine pain causes discomfort and can sometimes even affect mobility. It can indicate inflammation or irritation in the region, and cause distress that is intermittent or continuous.
CHRONIC UPPER BACK PAIN
Pain in the upper back (also known as the thoracic spine) is usually less common than lower back pain but said to be just as uncomfortable. It is typically caused by muscular irritation, an injury to discs in the upper back, or joint dysfunction. Causes for upper back pain are hard to determine because it is so uncommon.
CHRONIC NECK PAIN
Neck pain can range from mild to unbearable, and can be caused by something as simple as a muscle spasm, to any disorder which affects the joints, bones or discs in the neck. Neck pain is often characterised by stiffness, dull aches, and soreness. It can be occasional or constant, and can seriously affect a patient’s ability to live an active lifestyle, as movement can often aggravate the pain.
CHRONIC KNEE PAIN
Joint pain is very common and painful, and usually characterised by throbbing, soreness, or a burning sensation. It can affect any joints in the body including the wrists, knees, shoulders, ankles and hips. People of all age groups suffer from joint pain and it is often a result of a pre-existing condition or physical strain such as a bone fracture, sprain or other trauma.
FACIAL PAIN
Facial pain can affect any area of the face including the eyes, nose, and mouth. It can be characterized as a shooting pain, throbbing, or burning sensation and be caused by a variety of things such as injury and headaches, or a condition like trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is an extremely painful chronic condition which occurs when the trigeminal nerve sends sporadic impulses of pain from the brain to the face.
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
Carpal tunnel is a condition which affects the hands and arms, and is caused by the compression or pinching of the median nerve in the wrist. Carpal tunnel is characterized by tingling and numbness in the fingers and forearms, and is easily treatable when caught early on.
SCIATICA
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve (which is the largest in the body) is compressed or pinched. This can be extremely painful and causes numbness in the affected leg. Sciatic pain is felt from the lower back and hips, then down either leg. It will generally only affect one half of the body at a time and the inflammation can make it difficult to perform daily activities like sitting and walking.

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