According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, acute pain is a sensation triggered in the nervous system to signal possible injury or alert the body of need of personal care. On the other hand, chronic pain perseveres, sending pain signals to the nervous system for a prolonged period of time. Chronic pain may have initially occurred from a sprained back, serious infection, arthritis, cancer, and any other injury to the body during surgery, physical activity, or viral and non viral disease. If you suffer from pain, and over-the-counter medicine or any other relief treatment used has failed, you should consider consulting with a pain management physician.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about pain management, please contact our pain management experts at (732) 345-1180.