Pain is a common symptom in cancer patients, and Colorectal cancer can also cause pain in patients. According to statistics, about half of cancer patients experienced pain, and one in three patients who had been treated for cancer had suffered pain. Therefore, it is important for cancer patients to understand the causes of cancer pain and to have clear control over how to relieve it.
2 major causes of cancer pain: tumors and chemotherapy can cause pain in the body
Pain caused by the tumor itself
Most cancer pain is caused by the tumor being pressed to the surrounding bones, nerves, or organs. The degree of pain varies depending on where the tumor is located. For example, small tumors that grow near the nerve or spinal cord can cause very great pain, and large tumors that grow elsewhere may not cause any discomfort. The tissues of the tumor growth area can also cause pain if they are damaged.
Treatment of pain and pain of surgical wounds
Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery for cancer treatment are also one of the causes of pain. Chemotherapy chemicals may cause side effects such as oral ulcers, diarrhea or nerve damage, pain in wound recovery after surgery, and pain in radiological therapy may cause skin burning and scars. These are normal reactions that can be expected, and how to relieve pain quickly and effectively is the primary goal of cancer pain control…
3 methods of cancer pain control: pain control with painkillers or other alternative therapies
Use of painkillers
Painkillers are one of the most commonly used ways to prevent or relieve pain. However, when using painkillers, you should follow your doctor’s instructions. In an emergency, the patient is given a temporary increase or double dose of painkillers to control bursts or sharply exacerbated pain. Aspirin, acetaminophen and opiates are common painkillers that can quickly relieve pain or relieve pain without serious side effects. Different types of painkillers have different effects, so they can cope with different types of pain, but they can also cause different side effects. Consult your doctor or read the instructions carefully before taking the medicine. Other such as antidepressants and antiepileptic drugs are also used to relieve pain in neurons.
Non-drug pain control
Distraction from pain can also help you control pain. For example, you can try to distract from the pain by focusing on adjusting your exercise posture. Deep breathing relieves nerve pain, and abdominal breathing can help you control stress by focusing on one sheet of the diaphragm. Meditation is recognized as an effective means of relieving stress and lowering blood pressure. In addition, massage or acupuncture can help relax muscles and reduce pain.
Pain control therapy for alternative drugs
When your pain is no longer relieved by the action of drugs, you can choose other methods to reduce pain, such as radiation therapy, neuroblocking or implantation pumps, neurosurgery or general surgery. Radiation therapy reduces certain tumors, so does the pain caused by tumors. Neuroblocking or implantable pumps can temporarily or permanently block certain nerve conduction, thereby reducing the patient’s sensation of pain. Neurosurgery can cut off the nerve that triggers the pain. In general surgery, tumors that are oppressed to nerves or other parts of the body are removed or removed as far as possible.
Whichever way you control pain, cancer patients should have a clear understanding of their condition and absolutely follow medical instructions. The dosage of the drug varies depending on your physical condition and clinical response to cancer treatment. Please inform your doctor as soon as possible if you find that your medication is no longer good.