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Chronic Pain vs. Acute Pain: Let Chiropractic Help

By Sara Butler

Perhaps you’re dealing with a painful condition in which pain has come on suddenly, or maybe you’ve been dealing with pain for a while. No matter how you slice it, pain sure can be a pain! That’s why seeing a chiropractor to help develop a plan to treat your pain is beneficial to your quality of life. Here are a few of the differences between acute pain and chronic pain and how your chiropractor at The Joint can help.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is the kind of pain that doesn’t go away. Any pain that lasts longer than three months is considered chronic; it's often the result of a condition, such as arthritis or nerve damage.

Acute Pain

Acute pain is pain that comes on suddenly but doesn’t stick around. It’s usually the result of an injury or accident in which the tissues are damaged, such as spraining an ankle or wrist. Acute pain certainly doesn’t feel good, but it goes away after a few weeks or months.

Does Acute Pain Become Chronic?

It’s certainly within the realm of possibility that acute pain can turn into chronic pain. If you injure a part of your body and continue to injure it over and over because the original injury was never treated properly, then chronic pain can rear its ugly head in your life. That’s why it’s so important to have any pain or injury you experience checked out by a chiropractor.

How to Deal with Acute or Chronic Pain

How your chiropractor treats your pain depends on a few factors. The severity of your pain, the root cause of it, and your overall health are just a few. The chiropractors at The Joint will do a complete evaluation and history so they can determine with you the best course of action to treat your pain.

Remember, you don’t have to put up with pain or discomfort in your life, no matter the cause. The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are here to help you live your life at its very best, free from pain, joint restriction, and joint dysfunction. Don’t assume that pain will go away on its own -- get evaluated today or you risk acute pain turning into a chronic problem that you may have to deal with for years to come.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Los Angeles, Calif.

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