Acute pain is something each and every one of us is likely to encounter at some point throughout our lives. Acute pain 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, in most cases does not serve the body a useful purpose, and can disrupt your sleep and daily life activities. The physicians of Pain Management at OAA believe that chronic pain is a complex problem that does not have to continue.
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 the physician will seek to understand the source of the pain, evaluate your condition, make a diagnosis, and recommend the proper course of treatment for you.