Acute pain is something each of us is likely to encounter at some point throughout our lives. It typically serves as a warning to protect the body by encouraging rest, avoiding injury, and possibly encouraging one to seek treatment. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain doesn't subside with rest, and in most cases does not serve the body a useful purpose, often disrupting sleep and daily life activities. Chronic pain can affect people of all ages and sexes, especially women.
The physicians of Pain Management at OAA believe that chronic pain is a complex problem that does not have to continue. There are several orthopaedic disorders that can be treated with pain management. Some of these disorders include:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Pinched Nerves
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint Pain
- Myofascial pain
Treating chronic pain successfully requires a multi-disciplinary approach coordinated to treat all aspects of pain, including medical, physical, psychological, and social. After a comprehensive pain evaluation, our physicians will seek to understand the source of the pain, evaluate the condition, make a diagnosis, and recommend the proper course of treatment. If you have pain that is intense, and stops you from doing your regular everyday activities, do not hesitate to reach out to the Pain Management team at OAA.