Everyone has been in pain at some point in their life. It’s an uncomfortable or unpleasant feeling or sensation in the body. The feeling of pain is typically an indication that something is wrong and can come on suddenly or gradually. Each person is adept at judging their level of pain, which can include feelings ranging from mild and infrequent to severe and constant.
Acute pain begins without warning and is typically a sharp pain. It can warn of disease or a threat to your body. Acute pain can also be caused by the following events:
Acute pain can be mild and last for a moment, or it might be severe and last as long as a few months. Most commonly, acute pain won’t last longer than six months and usually disappears when the underlying cause has been treated.
Chronic pain persists despite having healed from your injury. Pain signals remain active in your nervous system for weeks, months or even years. Physical effects of chronic pain include tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy and changes in your appetite.
There might not be a known cause of the disease or the pain (for example, arthritis or phantom pain) that is causing your chronic pain. Your chronic pain might be unknown or not fully understood.
Depending on the severity of your pain, your pain management may take a few different courses of action, such as :
At All Care, we understand the complexities of acute pain. We also understand the impact acute pain can have on your life. We have the experience and resources necessary to help you live your healthiest life. Contact us today to learn more about our services, or to schedule your appointment.Bring Peace to your Pain