A chronic pain syndrome describes an unpleasant painful feeling that is triggered by the nervous system and lasts for a long period of time. Many causes can result in chronic pain, but often there is no more physically detectable reason for pain at the time of diagnosis. After diagnosis, a proper medication for chronic pain can be indicated.
Chronic pain mostly develops after an injury or an infection. Therefore in the beginning there is a morphologically detectable cause for pain. But the pain lasts for a long period of time, even longer than the underlying cause is detectable. So the pain evolves from a symptom to an independent disease, the so called chronic pain syndrome.
A chronic pain syndrome can be defined as pain that lasts after the healing of an injury, and continues for 3-6 months or longer. The pain becomes an independent disease due to a lowering of the pain threshold on a neuronal level. The chronic pain syndrome can occur everywhere in the body and even in several areas at the same time. The pain can have a burning, sharp or electrifying character. The primary causes of such chronic pain can be an old injury, infection, headaches or migraines, back problems, whiplash, arthritis, cancers, fibromyalgia, nerve damage or previous surgery. Psychic disorders, such as a depression or anxiety disorder, may worsen or even cause the symptoms. At the same time, these psychic disorders can be the result of chronic pain.
The treatment of chronic pain is mainly to control the pain. It is important to clarify the cause of the chronic pain and to understand that it is not a symptom of any dangerous disease. This will make it easier for patients to control their pain. However, painkillers do not have the same effect on this form of pain, but it can control and relieve the discomfort somewhat. Therefore, a combination of painkillers, anticonvulsants and antidepressants are frequently used for chronic pain.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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