His last name describes the warm and cheerful personality that identifies a Dominican. Roberto Feliz changed the afternoon sun of his native Dominican Republic to the cold sun of Boston, in the United States. He continued his dream to study medicine. After his time at the University & # 39; and Dartmouth Medical School & # 39; Harvard is focused on the study of pain during his post-graduate studies at Beth Israel Hospital and General Hospital & # 39; Massachusetts. His smile, present at all times, sincere and gentle, transmit that sense of & # 39; security & # 39; those living daily with pain and knowing how tegħlbu.
On a global scale, one in five suffer chronic pain & # 39; moderate to severe intensity. And it is documented that a third of the world population suffer from acute or chronic pain every day. Everyone, f & # 39; a point & # 39; lives, will feel pain. Chronic pain can & # 39; have a negative impact among those affected, including non & # 39; insomnia, depression, elimination of & # 39; activity and social isolation. Similarly, chronic pain is causing economic cost and high productivity to world society. Billions & # 39; dollars are spent every year to seek painful treatments.
After completing and graduated as a doctor, he has specialized as anesteżjoloġista and then did advanced studies to specialize also a pain doctor. Currently, it is the medical director of the Center & # 39; Boston Pain, which implement various techniques to control acute and chronic pain.
If the pain is a common suffering, because little is known about the pain itself and its treatment?
Failure & # 39; education. F & # 39; most developed countries like the US and Europe there are clinics and doctors specializing in the treatment of & # 39; all kinds & # 39; pain, as in my case & # 39; Boston. Every day I receive, evaluate and deal with patients from different parts of the world in search of & # 39; relief from their pain: migraines, sciatica, back pain, neuralgia, pain in cancer, pain in knee and various syndromes & # 39; pain, among others. We now understand the pain not only as "ouch, hurts!", But we understand as pathophysiology, and how we can try nimblukkaw or reduce this sentiment that affects many people. Science and our understanding of & # 39; how to deal with advanced pain is not mandated to live every day with pain.
S & # 39; is the pain?
It is a normal feeling, but not unpleasant, indicating illness or trauma x & # 39; anywhere in the body. The pain can & # 39; is physical or psychological pain and can & # 39; be acute or chronic, which are two different things.
Acute pain is the body's response to immediate trauma. When the pain is acute, usually stop when end local inflammation. B & # 39; contrast, when the pain lasts more than three months a chronic pain. Now we understand that chronic pain is newroinfjammatorja condition and neurodegenerative diseases occurring. Once the pain becomes chronic and centralized, is memorized in neurons, it is more difficult to control. So, you & # 39; eliminate the initial trauma or inflammation, but if we allow the pain becomes centralized and become chronic can & # 39; continue for years or for a lifetime. For this reason it is very important to treat or reduce the acute pain as soon as & # 39; is, before chronic process and centralized brain.
How to reduce or try to cure the pain?
In Clinic & # 39; the pain we have several methods & # 39; techniques and medications to reduce pain following: anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, nerve blocks, facet blocks, injections and infusions rhizome, a & # 39; stem cells, among others.
By & # 39; these "tools" we manage our pain so that we can give quality & # 39; better life to patients.
It is necessary to feel pain?
Pain is a signal sent by the body to indicate that something is wrong and, therefore, requires attention. The sensor body is. Pain is the main sign which the body talk to you.
When the pain comes is a car with & # 39; tire is bad. Progressively, the other tires are damaged. When you start to feel the pain you must be careful. Can & # 39; is something wrong or something simple. The key is not just to reduce the pain, but it is also very important to look for the cause behind the pain.
The suppressive pain mislead disease?
Suppression of pain does not affect the disease. The body will look for another way to make visible disease. It is not possible to deceive the body, is like a sensor. We nimblukkaw any sensors or nerves, but the body will seek another way to javżana. The key is to determine x & # 39; it is the cause of pain and b & # 39; any other way interfere with transmission or interpretation in mind. And with the new advances in science & # 39; the pain, this is achieved.