What is acute pain?
Acute pain is a type of pain that typically lasts less than 3 to 6 months, or pain that is directly related to injuries or accidents. Acute pain, when properly treated, will resolve once the injury heals.
Acute pain differs from chronic pain as it doesn’t last as long. However, it can cause symptoms that are sharper and more severe.
We understand that acute pain disrupts everything in your life, and you simply want to focus on healing and getting back to feeling yourself again. Our expert staff is trained to identify specific causes of acute pain and develop a treatment plan that will help reduce and eliminate your pain as quickly as possible.
What is chronic pain?
It’s safe to say that just about everyone has felt acute pain, such as when you pull a muscle. Pain is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. However, when the injury heals, your pain shouldn’t continue.
Chronic pain is much different from acute pain. In this case, your injury may have healed, but your body keeps hurting. In general, doctors often define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months or more.
We know chronic pain affects your ability to do the things you want to do, including normal daily activity. And depending on how severe your chronic symptoms are, pain can affect so much more, like your ability to provide for yourself, have meaningful relationships, and take care of your mental health. It’s tough to fight pain day-in and day-out. But we can work with you to identify the source of your chronic pain and provide relief through medication management, radiology services, and interventional procedures.
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet syndrome
- Lumbar radiculopathy/Sciatica
- Myofascial pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Nociceptive pain
- Post-laminectomy syndrome
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Spinal stenosis
- And more