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Chronic Pain and Acute Pain

Chronic Pain and Acute Pain

We all sometimes experience pain. When we experience pain, it can be acute sudden pain or chronic long term pain. Chronic pain is normally caused by a diagnosed condition, exercise, or everyday activities that we experience regularly. Acute pain comes on suddenly and is and brought about by some type of injury or event such as muscle strain or a broken bone. A sudden sprain can be from one or more muscles in the back, shoulder, arm, joint, leg, from an accident, from surgery, or from any number of other causes.

Acute Pain

Types of acute pain can include traumatic pain such as broken bones, burns, cuts, etc. Acute pain from surgical procedures is typically experienced during the post surgery recovery process. Muscle strain can be from injuries during sporting events or other physical activity. Treatments for acute pain after diagnosis can range anywhere from over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen to physical therapy, exercise, or drug free pain relievers such as SOLIS Pain Relief System®. Acute pain from broken bones or surgery can require more intensive temporary treatments.

If the activity causing acute pain is normal everyday activity and we have experienced this kind of pain regularly, we would understand what it is and would know the cause much the same as with chronic pain. For your safety, it is important to know the cause or diagnosis causing the pain. The SOLIS Pain Relief System® can be used for any diagnosed chronic pain or pain from regular activity where the source of the pain has been diagnosed or is known.

Professional sports teams have a health practitioner on their staff during games to determine the severity and source of a player’s pain. The team health professional can decide the seriousness of a player’s injury and if emergency medical treatment is required. Since SOLIS relieves pain from muscle strains in minutes, SOLIS can be extremely helpful to sports teams during games to help keep players on the field and not sidelined during a game.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is ongoing pain and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness causing the pain has healed or gone away. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months or years. Some people suffer chronic pain even when there is no past injury or apparent body damage. Chronic pain is linked to conditions such as Arthritis, Nerve pain, Back pain, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Fibromyalgia, Plantar Fasciitis, and a wide variety of other diagnosed conditions. SOLIS can be the answer for pain from Arthritis, everyday pain from work or household activities, and diagnosed chronic pain conditions.

To understand the cause of chronic pain is often difficult. To better understand signs that pain may become chronic, take note of the time duration of the pain. While chronic pain is generally diagnosed as pain that has lasted for six months or longer, any pain lasting over three months can be an early warning that pain may be more than just a one-time event from injury. Chronic pain can be resistant to treatments such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen or physical therapy that would otherwise alleviate normal pain.

Chronic pain can be life altering. Pain relieving drugs are often used which can lead to side effects and adding to the problem. Often patients choose drug free medical devices such as SOLIS for primary pain relief or as an adjunct treatment along with ibuprofen, acetaminophen, physical therapy or other pain relieving medication.