When you’re in pain, you want the fastest relief possible. The best treatment option depends on whether you need acute or chronic pain management and what you have already tried for pain relief.
Carolinas Center for Surgery specializes in pain management for both acute and chronic pain and helps you understand your options.
Acute Pain vs. Chronic Pain
How do you know if you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain?
Acute pain often stems from physical damage to the body from an injury, cut, broken bone, infection, or sickness. This type of pain lasts from hours up to months. Acute pain tends to have a sudden onset, and the source is easily identified. However, some acute pain will seemingly come out of nowhere with no obvious injury. Isolating the source, in this case, may require more than a routine medical exam.
Chronic pain persists more than two or three months. It affects your mental health, overall well-being, and quality of life. It may stem from an underlying illness or injury that hasn’t been treated or a prolonged disease or illness like cancer. Its underlying cause may also be difficult to pinpoint. Chronic illness can come from psychological factors as well. Learn more about our pain management in Jacksonville, NC.
Your Many Pain Management Options
At Carolinas Center for Surgery, our pain management doctors have many treatment options and therapies for acute and chronic pain management, both non-invasive and invasive. We use the latest technologies and cutting-edge treatments.
Our orthopedic specialists and surgeons will explain which options will provide you with the fastest pain relief and which treatments work well together. We’ll discuss medication, non-invasive interventional treatments, physical therapy, robot-assisted joint replacement surgery, surgery, and non-surgical COOLIEF* treatment. If you have cancer pain or other chronic pain, we’ll discuss treatments that work together to alleviate your pain and other symptoms.
Schedule an Appointment in Jacksonville, NC
At our Jacksonville pain management center, our goal is to restore your mobility and quality of life. We can help whether you have a sports injury, a worn joint, or a lifelong illness. We can also teach you ways to adjust your lifestyle and nutrition to complement your treatment. If you use alternative treatments for symptoms or pain management, we can incorporate those into your pain management plan, too.
An evaluation by one of our doctors at the Carolinas Center for Surgery is the first step toward a pain-free life. You don’t need to continue suffering. Schedule an appointment today.