Acute Pain Management
What is it and how is it treated?
What is Acute Pain Management?
If you have suffered from an injury, recently undergone surgery, or have a painful infection and are in need of acute pain management in the Columbus, Ohio area, OrthoNeuro offers effective pain management options from board-certified physicians. We focus on delivering you the optimal solutions to best manage your unique acute pain needs.
Acute pain is generally temporary pain brought on suddenly by something specific such as an injury, surgery, or infection. Acute pain management involves a variety of methods to prevent, stop, or reduce pain. These include medications, physical therapy, and psychological methods.
What is Pain?
The peripheral nervous system (PNS) warns the central nervous system (CNS) of injury or potential injury to the body through pain. The brain and spinal cord compose the CNS, while the nerves throughout the body compose the PNS.
When the brain receives pain messages, it coordinates a response. This response causes natural pain killers, called endorphins, to block further pain messages from that source. Sometimes, the pain messages are so great or frequent that natural endorphins aren’t enough. This is where pain management from a specialist is needed.
What Works in Pain Management?
Pain relievers, anti-inflammatory, narcotics, anti-depressants, and anticonvulsants are frequently used for the treatment of pain. Other non-pharmacological options for management of pain include relaxation techniques like Yoga, Pilates, and meditation. These allow the individual to consciously attempt to modify skin temperature, muscle tension, blood pressure, and heart rate. Physical therapy is also beneficial and allows the individual to perform exercises to reduce stress, strengthen muscles, and stay fit.
We provide a completely personalized solution and work with you through every step to help prevent or minimize your discomfort. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians and collaborate on an acute pain management program in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas.
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