Understanding Pain

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Managing Glaucoma Pain

Close of eye with glaucoma

Glaucoma is an increased pressure inside the eyes. This pressure is called intraocular, and it can be quite uncomfortable. Anytime there is compression in the body, this causes great pain to the area affected. Managing the discomfort from this condition is tricky, as it is dealing with one of the most tender areas of the body. Since the pressure affects the optic nerves, it can cause permanent damage to the vision. These nerves are what send impulses to the brain for sight. Untreated glaucoma can end in blindness.

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Treating Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain can be debilitating and can easily ruin the quality of someone’s life. Common forms of treatment for those who suffer from chronic pain include surgery and medications. However, sometimes even medications can only do so much work. For patients that suffer from continual pain or pain that is not adequately controlled by just medication, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be proposed.

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