Types of Pain
At Paradigm Pain & Spine, we know that pain can affect all aspects of your life – from how well you are able to perform your job and carry out daily activities to how well you sleep. Our goal is to eliminate pain symptoms and improve the quality of life of our patients by providing comprehensive medical care for acute and/or chronic pain.
Our physicians are board-certified in Pain Medicine, Anesthesia, and Interventional Pain Management and are up to date on all of the latest technologies and treatments in pain care. Click on one of the buttons above to learn more about the conditions we treat.
TYPES OF PAIN WE TREAT
Acute pain is the body’s response to an injury or other event (e.g. surgery, infection or childbirth). It can last from a few seconds to several months. If untreated, acute pain can turn into chronic pain.
Chronic pain is pain that persists long after an injury has healed. It can be present for several months to several years. Much like acute pain, chronic pain can result from an injury or other incident. It can also be a symptom of an ongoing disease (e.g. cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia). Additionally, some people may suffer chronic pain without ever having experienced bodily injury. If untreated, over time chronic pain can severely affect an individual’s overall well-being. It can lead to anxiety, depression, weight gain, and other health issues that can be generally detrimental to an individual’s quality of life.
Any person experiencing pain on a regular basis should see a doctor, especially if the pain begins to interfere with daily activities. To make an appointment with one of our pain specialists, call 859-282-2024. Our physicians will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the treatment plan that is right for you.