Pain - International Association of Percutaneous Hydrotomy
Pain is only a symptom, generally of a lesion, which must be traced back to its cause in order to be treated. Treatment of pain seems to have little point, since it turns the patient into a permanent consumer of painkillers of varying strengths (morphine), anti-inflammatories, or corticosteroids without really treating the cause. Most often, the pain is caused by compression of a nerve, tendon, or ligament (e.g. neuralgia, migraine). The development of pain in the course of treatment should guide the practitioner in ascertaining whether treatment of the cause is proceeding favourably.
What is needed is a way to take pressure directly off the lesion, while subsequently helping it to regenerate (cf. paragraph on neuralgia, sciatica, and migraines). Severe cases call for treatment by meso-infusion (treatment procedures).