Acute Pain

Acute Pain

What is Acute Pain?

It is generally a self-limiting type of pain that can be caused by a sprain/strain type of injuries. It usually comes on suddenly and caused by something specific. How long it lasts can vary by injury type, but normally this pain lasts between 2-3 weeks to 3 months.

It is not based on “type” of pain, rather how long the pain lasts. The pain is usually more severe in the initial stages and gradually dissipates over time.

Acute Pain

Causes of Acute Pain

It is often the result of an injury or an event. Here are some common examples:

  • Surgical Procedures

  • Injury (fracture/broken bones e.g.)

  • Dental work/Oral Surgery

  • Burns or lacerations

  • Labor and childbirth


There are many ways we can help diagnose this pain. here are ways:

Proper medical history (especially the onset of pain)

• Physical examination

• X-ray, CT or MRI

Schedule an Appointment to Discuss if your AcutePain requires treatment!​

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