Acute pain is the body’s response to an injury or other event (e.g. surgery, infection or childbirth). It can last from a few seconds to several months. If untreated, acute pain can turn into chronic pain.
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. It can also be a symptom of an ongoing disease (e.g. cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia). Additionally, some people may suffer chronic pain without ever having experienced bodily injury. If untreated, over time chronic pain can severely affect an individual’s overall well-being.
If you are experiencing pain on a regular basis, especially if the pain begins to interfere with daily activities, call our office to schedule an appointment with the doctor. We can help identify the source of the pain which will allow us to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Reduce the level of pain and live a better quality of life!