Learn About Acute Pain

What is the definition of Acute Pain?
Acute pain is defined as pain that occurs suddenly, is usually sharp, and lasts no longer than six months. Acute pain may be mild, moderate, or severe. Acute pain usually means that there is an underlying cause that needs to be evaluated. Acute pain goes away when the underlying cause has resolved. Some causes of acute pain include cuts and burns, dental work, muscle strains, inflammation, tissue damage, diseases, fractured bones, surgery, and labor and childbirth.
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What are the symptoms of Acute Pain?
The symptoms of acute pain depend on the cause. Symptoms of acute pain include pain that occurs suddenly; an uncomfortable or unpleasant feeling; a sharp pain that may be mild, moderate, or severe and that lasts for hours, days, or months; pain that lasts no longer than six months; and pain that goes away when the underlying condition has resolved.
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What are the current treatments for Acute Pain?
Treatment for acute pain depends on the cause and may include rest; cold or hot packs; physical therapy; exercise; stress reduction; aspirin; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen; muscle relaxants; opioids (narcotics); electrical stimulation therapy; antidepressants; trigger point injections; nerve blocks; steroids; and acupuncture.
Who are the top Acute Pain Local Doctors?
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Anesthesiology

Charlton Memorial Hospital

Wareham, MA 

Ivan Urits is a Pain Medicine specialist and an Anesthesiologist in Wareham, Massachusetts. Dr. Urits has been practicing medicine for over 7 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Acute Pain. He is also highly rated in 26 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, Neuralgia, and Kyphosis. He is board certified in Pain Management and licensed to treat patients in Massachusetts.

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Highly rated in
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Lausanne University Hospital And University Of Lausanne

Lausanne, VD, CH 

Eric Albrecht is in Lausanne, Switzerland. Albrecht is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Acute Pain. He is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acute Pain, Femoral Nerve Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, and Low Blood Pressure.

 
 
 
 
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Addiction Medicine
Anesthesiology

UPMC Mercy

Pittsburgh, PA 

Jacques Chelly is an Addiction Medicine specialist and an Anesthesiologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Chelly has been practicing medicine for over 46 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Acute Pain. He is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, Opioid Use Disorder, and Tennis Elbow. He is board certified in Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Family Medicine and licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania.

What are the latest Acute Pain Clinical Trials?
Impact of Counseling and Education on Opioid Consumption After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Randomized Controlled Trial
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Pericapsular Nerve Group (PENG) Block Versus Periarticular Injection for Pain Management After Total Hip Arthroplasty: a Randomized Controlled Trial
What are the Latest Advances for Acute Pain?
The Effect of an Abdominal Binder on Postoperative Pain After Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair.
Efficacy of early interdisciplinary palliative care based on WARM model in non-small-cell lung cancer.
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