Knowing the Difference Between Acute and Chronic…
Acute pain typicaly lasts less than 3 to 6 months and is usually a pain linked minimal to moderate damage or injury such as a sprain, fracture or burn. With the proper care and treatment, the soft tissue begins to heal, the pain will start to subside and eventually go away.
Unfortunately, sometimes acute pain is left untreated, treated improperly or may gradually get worse after the injury, in which case can result in one experiencing chronic pain.
Chronic pain affects over 48 million Americans according to the American Pain Foundation.
Even after years of research chronic pain still remains a hard case to crack and is difficult to cure. Your physician can recommend several different treatments or even a study that our Better Health Clinical Researchers are working on to help manage and treat your pain.
Chronic pain can be caused by an infection or injury. Other conditions of chronic pain can be low back pain, arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia or neuropathy. Georgia Pain and Spine Care’s team of physicians and staff have used research to further dig into the roots of chronic pain in order to help those that suffer from it.
Please take a moment to look at the informational videos below that discuss just a few of these different types of acute and chronic pain that Georgia Pain and Spine Care manages and treats.