Pain can bring discomfort and frustration. It can interfere with your sleep, work, and daily activities and affect your overall quality of life. Pain has one positive feature, though: It communicates that there might be an issue with your body.
Pain management strategies were developed provide relief so that you can enjoy your life again. Resolving pain is a complex process that requires proper execution and monitoring, and choosing an experienced doctor is critical.
Dr. Escobar and his staff in his Pembroke Pines pain management clinic are the right place to start.
Types of pain
There are many types of pain, and there is no universal treatment. Each type of pain may require a different approach. A pain management specialist can help you understand the differences:
1. Chronic pain
Most pain disappears with time. Your broken leg heals. Your toothache was treated. Aspirin helps with the occasional headache. These are examples of acute, or temporary, pain. Chronic pain is a condition that doesn’t go away after three months or longer. Examples include recurring conditions like migraines, as well as arthritis, back and neck pain, and pain from injuries that did not heal completely.
2. Acute pain from injury
You were playing football and landed awkwardly. You cut your finger while chopping vegetables. You had a car accident.
These are all examples of acute pain — pain that comes on suddenly and is mostly a result of an injury. It passes when its cause is discovered and treated either by the body itself or with medical intervention. In some cases, however, the pain doesn’t go away. Sometimes, injuries are not diagnosed or treated properly, later causing nerve damage or back pain. Even postoperative pain that isn’t managed correctly can lead to chronic pain. It is important to treat your pain as a warning that your body may need help.
3. Nociceptive pain
Examples of nociceptive pain are cuts or broken bones. When you break a bone, for example, signals from the site of the injury are initiated and transferred through the peripheral nerves to the brain via the spinal cord. This is how we become aware that something is hurting.
4. Neuropathic pain
Neuropathic pain is pain caused by damage or disease that affects the nervous system. Sometimes there is no obvious source. Classic examples of this pain are shingles and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It is pain that can occur after nerves are cut or after a stroke.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections:
All procedures at our pain management clinic in Pembroke Pines are performed under direct fluoroscopy or sonography guidance.
For patients requiring a pain management doctor, we have a convenient location in South Florida:
Pain Management Pembroke Pines Office
1 SW 129th Ave, Suite 401
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027