Pain can be caused by mechanical factors (accidents) and acute or chronic inflammation. That's why it is essential to investigate all chronic pain, especially chronic inflammation and its causes. Only then can we achieve root cause pain therapy without having to suppress pain permanently and indefinitely with medications rich in side effects.
Hence, the primary focus of pain therapy should always be on the root cause of the inflammation behind the pain.
Secondly, causative therapeutic concepts such as neural therapy should be used. In this procedure, the local anesthetic procaine is injected into the local nerve ganglia, which significantly improves blood circulation in the tissues supplied by these nerves. This increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients and simultaneously enables the removal of inflammatory metabolic residues. At the same time, the local hyperacidity of inflammatory tissue is much improved. These measures alone often achieve effective pain reduction.
Classical analgesics, i.e., painkillers used in pharmacology, should only come third. Naturally, we can also use them if necessary.
An important note about the over-the-counter painkiller paracetamol: There are considerable risks involved, including liver failure. Using paracetamol without medical advice can easily lead to errors in dosage.