Chronic pain

Chronic pain is a distinct medical condition

When we sense pain, our body is alerting us that something might be wrong or in danger of harm, whether it's due to an injury or an illness. Sometimes, this pain lingers even after the injury has healed, leading to what's known as chronic pain, lasting more than three to six months. On occasion, persistent pain arises without any known cause.

Chronic pain isn't just a symptom; it's recognized as a disease on its own. Each person's experience of pain is unique, varying in intensity, duration, and type of sensation. Living with chronic pain is a significant challenge, profoundly impacting our quality of life. Additionally, pain often brings along fatigue, sleep issues, decreased appetite, and fear of its worsening.


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Why does the pain persist?

When pain persists, it may be due an oversensitive or damage to the nervous system. Pain signals travel through the spinal cord to the brain, where their intensity is determined. Ultimately, it's the brain that governs the level of pain experienced. However, even though pain is linked to the brain, chronic pain isn't necessarily solely psychological.

Over time, enduring pain can lessen the sensitivity in the pain system. The brain might start sending out pain signals to the body that aren't real or interpret a faint signal as intense. Pain might also expand to cover a broader area of the body, indicating an overactivity in pain signaling rather than an underlying issue.

Relieving pain involves staying active in everyday life. Movement prompts the body to produce natural substances that alleviate pain. Continuing activities that hold personal importance also aids in managing pain. This is where Paindrainer can support you. Experiencing joy not only uplifts the body but can also help alleviate pain.

Paindrainer is proven to help you manage your pain

Data for individuals with chronic back and neck pain using Paindrainer for 12 weeks.

Improved physical function*
Decreased pain intensity*
Decreased pain interference*
Increased daily capacity to work*

*Barreveld A.M.,et al,. Pain Med. (2023) Apr 27

User reviews

Many satisfied users benefit in understanding their pain and managing their daily lives

"By using Paindrainer, I've gained an understanding of what negatively affects my pain and what I need to do to take care of myself.

I've realized how important it is to sleep well, do things I enjoy, and incorporate rest into my daily life. It makes me feel better. Mentally, it's positive because I notice that days vary, and it gives me hope when the pain is at its worst.

Paindrainer is easy to use and has become like a friend I carry in my pocket, reminding me to be kind to myself."

- Maria

"Paindrainer has truly helped me create a more balanced daily routine and make conscious decisions to prioritize what is valuable for me and improve my well-being.

After just a week of using Paindrainer, I received recommendation to prioritize more sleep. Now, I've increased my sleep from 6 to 7 hours per night, which has really benefited me. In addition to sleep, Paindrainer made me aware that longer workout sessions were increasing my pain. As a result, I've adjusted my training to shorter sessions of no more than 20 minutes and added an extra training day per week instead, which suits me much better.

- Cecilia