Chronic Pain Management


Acute or chronic pain

Q: What is pain?

A: If your exeriencing pain especially after an injury from a slip and fall at work or a car accident then it is certainly an an indication that something is wrong. Pain can appear suddenly or com on slowly.

Q: Acute VS. Chronic Pain - What is the difference?

A: Acute pain is often a sharp pain, usually from an injury, surgery or pain related illness. Neck and back pain as wells as nerve injury pain is often associated with acute pain. Patients with chronic pain will still feel pain even after an injury has healed. These symptoms of can last for long periods of time in some cases for years. Acute pain and chronic pain once diagnosed are treated differently.

Chronic pain may be difficult to pinpoint. Chronic pain often times associated with disease can be treated to reduce the pain , helping a patient to better cope with the pain through physical therapy and rehabilitation techniques.

Q: What are the most common problems that result in chronic pain?

A: Chronic pain can be a symptom of many types of illnesses. Common types of pain amongst patients include:

Back pain
Neck pain
Muscle Pain Disease
Pain from damaged nerves
Headaches from a serious injury
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Q: What is pain management?

A: Pain will effect an individuals physical and mental health. Pain management is designed to lessen pain and suffering, allowing a patient to resume a much healthier function lifestyle.

Q: When should a person seek a pain management doctor?

A: A pain clinic is a medical care facility that primarilyfocuses on diagnosing, treatiing and managing chronic pain. Pain specialists are often, seen as a last resort for pain relief. On the contrary they should be the first stop. Persistant pain is an indication that you may need to see pain management doctor immediately.

Q: What are the issues surrounding pain?

A: Chronic pain is unberable to live with. Without treatment a person experiencing chronic back or neck pain often times become both physically and mentally stressed. Individual experiencing such pain cannot work, cannot eat, sleep or fuction properly day to day.

Individuals that have not seen a pain managment phsican often times will make excuses to thei causes of their pain. They may at times asscoaite their pain with those that surround them. Spouses, family members, friends, and co-workers.