Acute pain is the body’s warning signal that says something may be very wrong. It almost always has a medical cure and an end. In contrast, chronic pain may have no end. More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain — defined as constant pain lasting for more than three months. It may arrive mysteriously or from the result of an accident or illness. Some sources of chronic pain may include arthritis, cancer, back pain, headaches or other conditions
Injections for Pain Management
Therapeutic injections are commonly used for patients suffering from severe pain. They can be used in conjunction with medication or physical therapy.
Therapy for Pain Management
Pain management therapy is used for most patients suffering from chronic pain. It has shown to be effective without the potential risk of side-effects or addiction inherent in medication. The most common type of therapy is physical therapy, but cognitive therapy and meditation are becoming more popular treatment options as well.