Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. It results from the interaction between three compounds of the nervous system: the peripheral nerve, the spinal cord and the brain. Pain messages are sent from the peripheral nerve to a section of the spinal cord called the dorsal horn and to a section of the brain called the thalamus.
There are two kinds of pain: ACUTE PAIN is temporary and may be caused by injuries such as bruises, cuts, strains, sprains and fractures; and CHRONIC PAIN that is caused by injuries, conditions and diseases. Conditions that cause chronic pain include back pains, neck pains, joint pains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer pains, AIDS pains, neuropathic pain, cranial pain etc.. The severity of chronic pain may be mild, moderate or severe.
Pain overwhelms many aspects of our lives. Personal relationships and work productivity may suffer; appetite may be reduced; pain may limit mobility and prevent performance of daily tasks; pain may also take an emotional and psychological toll, cause irritability, give rise to hopelessness, and at times even to suicide.
Three symptoms are related to pain: suffering, sleeplessness and sadness. These are known as the TERRIBLE TRIAD. When untreated, or undertreated, pain can create an extreme rise in pain levels and anxiety. On the other hand, when pain undergoes pain-management, a patient’s quality of life improves and the vicious circle of an ever- increasing pain is alleviated. Patients who manage to keep their pain under control will be less stressed physically and emotionally. They will be able to sleep, focus on work, and enjoy social activities and relationships with their loved ones.
The primary goal of PAIN THERAPY is to return the patient to optimal function. Treatments can be classified as NON-MEDICAL or MEDICAL.
Non-medical treatment options include: observation, rest, stretching, exercise, weight reduction, heat and ice application, and other treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, manipulation, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, hypnosis and surgical procedures.
Medical treatments are carried out with the administration of analgesics and anti-inflammatories. An analgesic (colloquially known as a painkiller), is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). The word analgesic derives from Greek an- ("without") and -algia ("pain"). Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems.
ALTA CARE Laboratoires – Paris has produced a wide range of therapeutic products.
The FLODOL PATCH is effective in reducing the intensity and frequency of pain when applied on joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It has a rapid onset of action and is fast acting; it is a trans-dermal and anti-inflammatory treatment.
The active ingredients of the FLODOL ARTRO AMPOULES do not undergo any radical changes as they are not processed; remaining fresh they are thus more effective in reducing the intensity and frequency of pain; the ampoules treat acid-base imbalance, inflammation, demineralisation, toxins, etc.
The FLODOLOR FLEXI SYRUP is a supplement that helps the trophism of the bone tissue, joints and muscles. It also helps to reduce the intensity and frequency of discomforts.
The FLODOL HEAT PATCH is an original formulation based on essential oils. It has an immediate warming and long lasting effect. The application helps to relieve the sensation of rheumatism and muscular pain.
The FLODOL ICE CRYOGEL MASSAGE gives a cold effect that improves micro-circulation. The cold effect improves the penetration of active ingredients which relieve pain, besides acting as an anti-inflammatory.