Chronic Pain and the First Responder

By Safe Call Now Admin

What is chronic pain? The word “chronos” is actually derived from the Greek word, Chronos, which means, “time” and “year.” According to, chronic pain is a condition that lasts longer than six months.

There are two types of chronic pain. There is malignant chronic pain, which usually is a symptom of cancer, AIDS and other severe illnesses. People who are in the final stages of a terminal illness are often given narcotics, including morphine and methadone to help make them a little more comfortable. Addiction is not as high a priority at this stage of the game. The key is to make the terminally ill client at ease during a difficult time.

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