Acute pain is often described as pain which is ‘sudden’ or ‘sharp’. Acute pain can be caused by many different situations or events, including any of the following:
This differs from what we call “chronic pain”, which is described below.
In contrast to acute pain, chronic pain is longer-lasting and may continue for weeks, months, and sometimes even years. Because it can continue for so long, it can sometimes lead to psychological side effects, such as depression or anxiety (among others). Chronic pain is perhaps most often associated with back injuries, but can be caused by any of the following (among other causes);
There are of course other types of pain. Here at Advanced NeuroSpine Associates, we aim to find the exact cause of your pain, then prescribe the right treatment option to target the source of your pain and not just the symptoms.