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Types of Pain and Treatment Options

Published on 21st November 2021
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Unfortunately, there are many types of pain that you can go through. Some pain may be easily treated, while other pain may not.
Types of Pain and Treatment Options
Types of Pain and Treatment Option
  1. Types of Pain
  2. What Type of Pain do I Have?
  3. Treatment Options

Unfortunately, there are many types of pain that you can go through. Some pain may be easily treated, while other pain may not. It will depend on several different factors. If you suffer from pain, you will want to figure out what kind of pain you suffer from, and you will want to seek pain care options that will work.

Types of Pain

There are many different types of pain, and they include:

1.   Acute Pain

Acute pain is usually short in duration. It typically can last for a few minutes or up to three months. In some rare cases, the pain may last up to six months. Usually, acute pain is related to a temporary illness or a soft tissue injury. When the injury heals or the illness is recovered from, the pain usually goes away. However, if the pain signals in the body malfunction or the injury does not heal as it should, acute pain may turn into chronic pain. An example of acute pain is spraining your ankle or falling and scraping your knee.

2. Chronic Pain

Chronic pain will last over six months. It can come and go, or the pain can be constant. For example, if you have back pain that lasts for months or years, this will be known as chronic pain. Chronic pain can be due to health conditions like fibromyalgia, spine conditions, and arthritis.

3.   Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is due to damage to the nervous system and the nerves. This pain is often said to feel like burning, stabbing, shooting, or a pins and needles type feeling. This type of pain can make someone have trouble feeling cold or hot sensation. Neuropathic pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain. For some people, neuropathic pain can be so severe that it makes performing everyday tasks difficult. Some people experience mobility issues because of this type of pain. Other people may only have internment pain. Chronic pain can be caused by many different things, including injuries that did not heal right and diseases like diabetes.

4.   Nociceptive Pain

This type of pain is caused by body tissue damage. It is described as being a throbby, achy, and sharp pain. It is typically caused by an injury. For example, if you twist your ankle or hit your elbow, you will experience nociceptive pain. This can affect tendons, bones, skin, muscles, and joints. This type of pain can be both chronic and acute.

5.   Radicular Pain

When the spinal nerve becomes inflamed or gets compressed, it causes a specific type of pain called radicular pain. Radicular pain will hurt in the back, hip, and legs. There may be muscle weakness, tingling, and numbness felt in the legs. This pain is also known as sciatica. The pain is often steady and is chronic. Sitting and walking can make sciatica worse.

6.   Phantom Pain

Phantom pain occurs when you have been through an amputation and experience pain in the missing limb. Some people experience sharp pain, while others experience mild pain. This type of pain can come and go and may be triggered by touching the amputation area or being in a certain position.

What Type of Pain do I Have

What Type of Pain do I Have?

To figure out what types of pain care management will work with your pain, you will first need to figure out what type of pain you have. Certain treatment options will not work well for all pain, so finding out exactly the pain you have will help in your pain management.

If you are not sure what type of pain you have, you can speak with your doctor to determine the pain you have, or you can visit the Sapna Pain Clinic, where pain specialists can help you to figure out what type of pain you may have. Our doctors are well experienced in different types of pain and will ask you questions and do an exam to figure out your pain and come up with pain techniques that will help you to live pain-free.

Treatment Options

When it comes to pain, no matter the type, there are many pain relief options. Here are some options that Sapna Pain Clinic offers:

  • Nerve blocking injections. These can help block pain receptors in the nerves, allowing you to experiencerelief.

    Medial Branch Nerve Blocks

    Medial branch nerve block is a minimally invasive procedure used for diagnostic purposes.

  • Ketamine infusions. Ketamine is well known to help relieve pain in the body. It works by blocking pain receptors in the body.

    Ketamine Infusions

    The medicine defines chronic pain as discomfort that lasts for months or years.

  • Ultrasound. Ultrasound can help to alleviate pain in the joints and muscles.

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound

    Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a specialized ultrasound exam that can produce images of tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, and joint spaces.

  • Radiofrequency ablation.This helps to destroy nerve roots that are causing pain.

    Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

    Rhizotomy or radiofrequency ablation is a surgical procedure that destroys problematic nerve roots that carry pain…

If you suffer from pain, no matter what type, you may request an appointment at Sapna Pain Clinic. Our pain specialists will help to determine what kind of pain that you have and will give you many chronic pain relief options. We’re a comprehensive multi-disciplinary pain management clinic that utilizes advanced therapies to effectively diagnose and treat every patient with acute and chronic pain.

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