Pain is a sensation that is caused by actual or perceived injury to the body tissue and produces physical and emotional responses. We all experience pain to greater or lesser degrees at various points in our lives and its one of the most common reasons patients seek medical attention. Pain is classified as acute or chronic pain and although there are many methods of treatment that we can take, here at Empower Health, we gear towards the more natural treatment methods to avoid medications.
What is Acute Pain?
Acute Pain is a sudden onset and is usually a result of a clearly defined causes such as an injury. Treatment may consist of manual therapy, assisted stretching, or ultrasound, among others. Acute pain typically resolves with the healing of its underlying cause.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is pain that persists for weeks or months and is usually associated with an underlying condition, such as arthritis. The severity of chronic pain can be mild, moderate, or severe. Pain can be difficult to diagnose, but we will work with you to determine the cause of pain and a treatment plan that is suitable for you.
If you experience acute or chronic pain, contact us today for a consultation. Don’t live with pain another day. We can help!