Acute Pain is pain that lasts less than three months. This type of pain can be diminished by over-the-counter medicine such as ibuprophen, and your body will heal to a point where you no longer feel pain.
Acute Pain Examples
Examples of acute pain include falling or getting in an accident — It’s a specific point in time where you recall getting hurt in some way.
Chronic pain lasts more than three months — It tends to linger for a long time. Chronic pain symptoms include not knowing exactly what prompted the pain to start. There may very well be no incident or obvious cause to the pain.
Chronic Pain Treatment
While there is no cure for chronic pain, there are non-surgical treatments that can help mask the pain. These treatments will help you live an enjoyable life where you are more comfortable.
Call us so we can set up an appointment to discuss your options for chronic pain treatment. Dr Henriquez strives to provide an approach for personal and compassionate care.
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