Acute Pain

Acute Pain is a sharp, sudden pain that is caused by something specific. Acute pain typically doesn’t last longer than three months once the underlying issue is resolved.

If you’re experiencing acute pain, don’t live in discomfort. Let the team at Integrated Pain Associates help.

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How Do I Know If I Have Acute Pain?

What Causes Acute Pain?

Acute pain is a sharp pain that occurs suddenly over a short period of time. Acute pain can last anywhere from a few weeks but typically does not exceed three months. The pain can range from mild to severe, depending on the underlying issue that’s causing the pain.

Acute pain is usually an indicator of disease or that there is a threat to the body in some way. It can be the result of numerous events or circumstances that occur in your day-to-day life.

Common causes of acute pain include:

  • Muscle Strain
  • Slipping/Falling
  • Surgical Pain
  • Traumatic Pain¬†

What Are the Symptoms of Acute Pain?

There are several indicators that you may be experiencing acute pain. The most common symptoms of acute pain are:

  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Sharp pain
  • Stabbing pain
  • Throbbing
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

Acute pain can last up to three months. Anything that exceeds three months is considered chronic pain.

The team at Integrated Pain Associates is a leader in Central and West Texas in providing non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment and care for acute pain.¬† If you’re ready to live pain-free, start your diagnosis below.

How Is Acute Pain Treated?

What Should I Do About Acute Pain?

Acute pain can not only impact where the trauma or injury occurred but also other areas of the body. If you’re experiencing pain that is continual, and debilitating, this is an indicator it’s time to seek professional help. If the pain is impacting your sleep, or you lose your appetite due to acute pain, this is another signal to seek medical attention.

To avoid your acute pain worsening, reach out to the team at Integrated Pain Associates to begin your journey to pain relief.

How is Acute Pain Treated?

Treatment options will vary and are dependent on where the pain is occurring as well as the severity. Your physician at Integrated Pain Associates will review your medical history, the severity of the pain as well as the location of the pain to determine the best treatment options for you.

In many cases, conservative, non-surgical treatment options will be the recommended course of treatment. These treatments include:

  • Rest and ice therapy
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Elevation/compression of the injured area
  • Physical therapy

If conservative treatment options do not alleviate the acute pain you’re experiencing, our team has other treatment methods available to you.

Common minimally invasive surgical options include:

  • Kyphoplasty
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • SI Joint Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
  • Interlaminar Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Integrated Pain Associates is a leader in Central and West Texas in providing minimally invasive treatment options to people living with acute pain.

Find out what condition could be causing your acute pain with our condition tool below. 

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