Weighted Blanket for Pains

Pain is a universal feeling and everyone who’s lived has felt it. Pain is not only limited to just any physical suffering or discomfort that can be caused by a traumatic event, injury, or illness. It can come in the form of mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual discomfort as well.  

Human bodies are designed to feel pain to condition the individual to avoid similar situations that caused the discomfort. It tells a person to stay away from damaging or hazardous situations. Pain is often a symptom of an underlying condition and can affect a person’s quality of life and general functioning.

What are the different types of Pain?

Pain can be classified according to the damage that has caused it. There are two main categories of pain: nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain. Nociceptive pain happens when there is tissue damage while neuropathic pain is caused by nerve damage. It’s important to know what kind of pain you are having so you can describe it to a physician.

The different types of pain are as follows:

  1. Acute pain - short-term and starts suddenly
  2. Chronic pain - any recurring pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks
  3. Breakthrough pain - a flare up or sudden spike which can last from minutes to hours (e.g pain from a cough)
  4. Phantom pain - a result of limb loss by amputation or congenital defect and is felt at an absent limb or portion of the limb
  5. Nerve pain - a burning or sudden shock of electricity caused by different conditions that affect the nerves (e.g cancer, diabetes, shingles)
  6. Soft tissue pain - occurs when there is tissue, organ, or muscle damage
  7. Bone pain - a tenderness or aching that arises when there is a break or fracture in the bone
  8. Referred pain - pain that radiates to another location from the site or origin of the damaged tissue or organ
  9. Total pain - physical, psychological, social and spiritual pain that affects a person overall

How can doctors diagnose pain?

To find out the root cause of pain, doctors will ask about symptoms or medical history, including any illnesses, injury, or surgery. On the onset of pain, medical professionals use a numeric pain scale from 0 to 10 with 10 being the most severe pain. Pain can be categorized as mild, moderate, and severe.

There are several ways to detect pain. Tests can be done to determine which area is affected and what the cause is.

What are the treatments for Pain?

Since the beginning of time, humans have found different ways to treat pain. From herbal medicines, acupuncture, massages, and many other techniques. Pain can be so complex that a method of different treatments can be prescribed to treat one kind of pain.

The first step to treating pain is to identify the cause. Once this is determined, the right treatments can be conducted to reduce or eliminate pain. However, it is also important to note that treating some underlying conditions might not eradicate pain and instead should be treated separately. Some treatments for pain include the following:

  • Painkillers. Pain can be treated with anti-inflammatory medicine or pain relievers. Some anti-depressants can also be prescribed to treat pain. For people suffering from severe pain, over-the-counter drugs might not be enough.
  • Topical treatments. From lotions, creams and patches, there are a number of options on the market to ease pain in specific areas of the skin. Rashes and irritations can be treated with topical ointments which can bring temporary relief once applied.
  • Cryotherapy. Cryo or cold treatment can be applied in different ways to reduce pain. Cryotherapy can come in coolant sprays, ice baths, ice massages, or ice gels. Although this is a simple method of treating pain, it’s a time-tested remedy to ease swelling.
  • Electrotherapy. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is one of the treatments that can block pain from the nerves. A low voltage electric current is given to a patient which creates a tingling sensation. Pain relief happens post-therapy.
  • Alternative therapy. Managing pain can come in the form of alternative therapy such as acupuncture, massages, relaxation, and other treatments. However, before deciding to do alternative therapy, it’s best to consult with a doctor to avoid any complications with medication.

How can Miran Blanket help with Pain?

People experiencing pain will often have disturbed sleeping patterns that can cause the underlying condition or the pain itself to worsen. Pain can prevent people from sleeping deeply which causes anxiety, stress, and fatigue.

With Miran Blanket, problems such as anxiety, stress, and pain can be addressed by inducing relaxation and calmness. Glass microbeads suspended in polyester coating are distributed in 6” pockets throughout the blanket. The added weight of the blanket restricts movement and also mimics a massage that soothes the nerves. With its luxurious high quality fabric, Miran Blanket guarantees pain sufferers a restful sleep.

Using Miran Blanket can also be a go-to therapy when for someone who is experiencing pain and needing fast relief. The calming effect it has on the body promotes the production of serotonin, a hormone that helps people relax, resulting in an effective and non-invasive method of pain management.