Scientific Sessions

Pain Relief & Therapy

Pain serves as a complex protective mechanism. It plays a crucial role in the process of evolution by safeguarding the body from potential harm and danger. Pain receptors are connected to two different types of nerves that detect threats within the body. One type of nerve transmits information rapidly, resulting in immediate and intense pain. On the other hand, the second type of nerve sends messages slowly, leading to a persistent and dull ache. The distribution of pain receptors varies across different parts of the body. Pain is a common affliction that tends to become more prevalent with age, and women are more susceptible to experiencing pain compared to men. The intensity of pain can range from a mild and lingering ache to a sharp and piercing sensation, and it can vary from being minor to severe. Physiotherapists employ a range of mechanical and physical treatments to alleviate pain, such as utilizing ice/heat packs, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation. Additionally, active approaches and exercise therapy, which involve activities that enhance the flexibility and strength of sore muscles, can also contribute to pain reduction.

  • Pain Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Physiotherapy