Acute Vs Chronic Pain Treatment Clinic Q&A
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What conditions cause acute pain?
Do chronic illnesses cause pain?
What is the difference between chronic pain and acute pain?
What are the main causes of chronic pain?
Pain interferes with the quality of life. A goal for pain management is to reduce those factors that make life more difficult. The ability to carry on with life without pain, or with very little pain increases your mood and health in the short and long term.
Pain is that unpleasant feeling you have when something hurts. Feeling these hurts and discomforts is often an indicator that something is wrong and may need to be addressed.
Pain falls into two basic categories, chronic and acute pain. Chronic pain is the kind of pain that lasts for extended periods of time. This kind of pain can be caused by arthritis, headaches, cancer, back pain, fibromyalgia, and other types of injuries or illnesses.
Acute pain happens suddenly and is caused by something specific. Acute pain is generally short-term in nature. It will go away when the underlying cause of the pain is no longer present. Acute pain is most often caused by the accidents that we have and the injuries that come with them. Other causes of acute pain can come from surgeries, broken bones, cuts or burns, dental work, falls, or childbirth. Once acute pain goes away, we can carry on with life as usual.
Yes, chronic illnesses can cause chronic pain. Cancer can be a cause of chronic pain, especially around the area of a tumor. Health issues or illnesses that cause arthritis will bring about chronic pain. Fibromyalgia, which causes muscle pain all over the body is a pain that will go on indefinitely. Illnesses that do damage the central nervous system will also create chronic pain situations.
Chronic pain and acute pain are distinctive clinical entities. Chronic pain could be measured as a disease state. It is pain that lasts much longer than the normal time of recovery if it is associated with injury or disease. Chronic pain is usually expressed as pain that lasts for more than three months. Chronic pain also may impact psychological states and have no foreseeable end-point.
Acute pain happens when a specific injury or disease affects a person. It serves a useful purpose in helping to identify specific health issues. It will most often be associated with the skeletal muscle system.
Both chronic and acute pain are major problems in the United States. The cost of this to lost workdays is estimated at $65 billion per year. Therapy for chronic pain is based on a multidisciplinary approach and involves more than one therapeutic approach. Acute pain is treated by dealing with the underlying cause.
Chronic pain carries with it other concerns. Pain that is long-lasting can have an impact on physical fitness and abilities, a change in appetite, and a lack of energy. It can also lead to emotional issues, like depression, anxiety, fear of being re-injured, and anger.
Chronic pain can come from many different factors. These factors may come with normal aging, which affects joints and bones. Nerve damage from injuries that haven’t healed properly can cause chronic pain.
Sometimes chronic pain may be caused by numerous reasons. Back pain may be caused by a single factor, such as an injury or it may be caused by a combination of factors. It can come from poor posture, being overweight, aging, or even sleeping on a poor mattress. The disease can often be a cause of chronic pain. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are common sources of chronic pain. Fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cancers, stomach ulcers, and gallbladder disease are also fairly common causes of chronic pain.
If you are dealing with pain, be it chronic or acute, getting help to manage it can make life much easier. Visit us today! The kind and compassionate staff and doctors at Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic are trained to deal with pain issues and they will be very glad to help. Call us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Oxford CT, Newington CT, East Windsor CT, Somers CT, Burlington CT, Canton CT, Branford CT, New Haven CT, Middletown CT, Rocky Hill CT Seymour CT, Middlebury CT, Hartford CT, Addison CT, and BEYOND!
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