Acute Pain

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience usually arising from actual or potential tissue damage. Acute pain can be a difficult medical problem to diagnose and treat. It may be caused by many events or circumstances. Symptoms can last hours, days, or weeks and are commonly associated with tissue injury, inflammation, a surgical procedure, childbirth, or a brief disease process.

Acute pain is a type of pain that typically lasts less than 3 to 6 months or pain that is directly related to soft tissue damage such as a sprained ankle or a paper cut. Acute pain is of short duration but gradually resolves as the injured tissues heal.

Treatment of Pain:

Diagnosing and treating the cause of pain is an essential aspect of treatment. Initial treatment may include some of the following 

  • Resting the affected part of the body
  • Application of heat or ice
  • Physical Therapy
  • Exercise
  • Bio-electrical therapy (using local stimulation to moderate pain)
  • Stress reduction
  • Acupuncture