Here at Integrated Pain Solutions, we understand that no one wants to experience pain, especially chronic pain. However, pain doesn’t have to get in the way of your daily life! Continue reading to learn 7 ways to treat acute pain before it turns into a chronic circumstance.
How to Treat Acute Pain
Treatments for chronic and acute pain differs depending on the underlying cause. Furthermore, certain pain treatments will work for some people, but not for others. It is very important to be aware of the level of pain you are feeling and discuss this with your doctor. You may need to try different pain management techniques before finding one (or more) that work the best for you.
Ways to treat acute pain before it becomes chronic:
Nerve Blockers: Local anesthetics can be used to block the group of nerves associated with pain.
Non-Prescription, Non-Habit Forming Drug Treatments: Some examples include Aleve, Tylenol, or Motrin.
Physical Therapy: Some examples of passive physical therapy include hot packs, cold packs, TENS units, and ultrasound. Some examples of active physical therapy include stretching, pain relief exercises, strengthening exercises, and low impact aerobic conditioning.
Psychological Counseling: Some examples include talk therapy, relaxation training, stress management, and pain coping skills training.
Behavior Modification Techniques: One example of this is cognitive behavioral therapy.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): This technique uses electricity to help alleviate pain. The low electrical impulses block certain pain receptors so that the brain does not receive the messages that you are in pain. A session is typically 15 minutes, but may require multiple sessions for successful pain relief.
Alternative Pain Management Treatments: Some examples may include relaxation, hypnosis, Hemp Oil and biofeedback.
It may be necessary to try a few different pain management techniques to determine which is the best for you and we can help you with that! Interested in discovering more information? Call 844-939-PAIN (7246) to set up a consultation!