Have questions about acute pain? We can provide you with the answers and care you’re looking for.
When you are in excruciating pain day after day, the last thing you should have to worry about is figuring out what doctor to turn to for relief. Here in Fort Lauderdale, FL, our board-certified osteopathic family medicine doctor and Certified Interventional Pain Doctor Dr. Darin Bush and the team at Mobility Spine And Sports have helped countless individuals treat their acute pain. They also offer Osteopathic Manipulation, Neuromuscular Reeducation, and Interventional injections. Here are the most FAQs about acute pain and how to treat it.
Is my pain acute or chronic?
Pain, whether it’s acute or chronic, can be debilitating for millions of Americans. Of course, many people are confused about their pain and whether it’s acute or chronic. Acute pain is typically pain that occurs as a result of an injury. This pain appears suddenly and lasts a short period of time. Once the injury has healed, the pain will subside. Chronic pain, on the other hand, can last several months or even years without relief and can be the result of a chronic health problem. Most acute pain will go away after a couple of months.
Can acute pain become chronic?
Absolutely! If you aren’t properly caring for your acute pain you may find that symptoms persist for longer than the typical three months. In this case, acute pain is now considered chronic. That’s why you must seek proper medical attention for your acute pain to make sure that you are properly treating it.
When should I seek treatment for my pain?
If your pain is severe and impacting your daily routine, or your pain is the result of an injury, it’s always best to play it safe and call our office. We can learn more about your symptoms over the phone to determine if you need to come in right away or in the coming days for treatment. Acute pain that lasts longer than three months should also be evaluated by our pain management team. Don’t ignore your pain! This may only make the problem worse.
How do you treat acute pain?
Here at Mobility Spine and Sports, we offer a wide range of acute pain management solutions for patients living in and around Fort Lauderdale, FL. When it comes to treating acute pain, we will first offer a variety of non-invasive options such as the RICE method, anti-inflammatory medications, or topical ointments. We may also recommend physical therapy or rehabilitation.
If these treatment options don’t work, we offer a variety of minimally invasive pain treatment options to address the underlying cause of your acute pain. This includes nerve blocks, steroid injections, radiofrequency therapy, and nerve stimulation.
Mobility Spine And Sports is dedicated to treating your acute pain to help you lead a pain-free life. To learn more about the acute pain management services we offer our patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL, call Mobility Spine And Sports at (954) 414-7080. Talk to us to also learn about our other services: Osteopathic Manipulation, Neuromuscular Reeducation, and Interventional injections.