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What is acute pain?

Affecting millions of people each year, acute pain is one of the most common phenomena that plague our population today. It is generally described as a sharp and quick jolt of pain that suddenly affects random parts of the body. The pain can typically last for a few seconds, but the intensity and severity of the pain may vary significantly from mild to sharp.

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While some people only experience this issue in small flashes, others deal with it for several months. Acute pain can signify a severe disease or condition and might require immediate care, especially if it’s accompanied by breathing difficulties, bleeding, or a change in consciousness.

What are the different types of pain?

Various disorders, diseases, and health conditions that can range from mild injuries to debilitating diseases can cause pain in any part of your body. No matter the cause, pain is generally categorized as acute, chronic, referred pain, and cancer. If you’re unsure what type of pain you’re suffering from, here’s a quick rundown of all the categories.

  • Acute pain is typically a rapid response to diseases and injuries. It’s like an alarm system that alerts your body and signifies something is wrong and that you should take immediate action to resolve the issue. An excellent example of this trigger response is moving your hand away from something hot or dangerous. Acute pain can be resolved quickly if you get to the underlying issues.
  • Chronic pain is anything that lasts for more than three months, becoming a severe cause for concern. It can often begin as acute pain but lingers around for much longer, causing constant discomfort.
  • Referred pain originates in one part of the body but can be felt in other regions as well.
  • Cancer pain is caused by nerve irritation, the rapid growth of cancer cells, and malignancy

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Acute Pain Symptoms

Even though the term pain is quite broad, vague, and affects many parts of your body, some symptoms like fatigue, numbness, insomnia, and muscle spasms remain consistent throughout. If you’re suffering from acute pain, you might also experience flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, chills, coughs, headaches), depression, weight loss, anxiety, lack of concentration, and sleeping troubles.
If the issue persists, it’s best to seek professional help before your condition spirals out of control and turns into chronic pains.

Acute Pain FAQs

1: Acute or chronic: how do I tell the difference?

Since both conditions have the same symptoms, it can be difficult for people to identify and differentiate between the two; however, acute pain is a lot more short-lived issue when compared to chronic pains.
But if acute pain is not appropriately treated, it can quickly qualify as chronic, causing you a lot of pain and discomfort for many months and even years.
Furthermore, acute pain generally lasts for less than three months and is your body’s normal response to injury, disease, or other underlying conditions. Think about burning your hand while cooking; you feel intense pain in your hand for a few minutes or hours before the inflammation finally calms down.
On the other hand, chronic pain occurs when your brain continues firing pain signals long after you’ve recovered from an illness or injury. Your peripheral nerves are damaged, causing your brain to send pain signals after the initial injury, leading to months of discomfort.

2: When should I seek treatment for my condition?

If your condition lasts for more than three months, it’s best to seek professional help, find out the underlying issues, and have them treated as soon as possible. Ignoring your condition and persistent pains will only make the situation worse.

3: Are there any other methods to find pain relief?

Medication isn’t your only savior when it comes to pain relief; you can try other techniques at home to manage and ease your pain. Regular exercise, deep breathing, reducing daily stressors, utilizing hot and cold compressors are some of the most effective and simple ways to find treatment for your ailments.

4: What are some severe symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition?

Even though acute pain is rarely ever a cause for concern and is usually resolved in a few months, there’s no denying that it can sometimes get out of hand and might indicate a severe or life-threatening condition, such as a heart attack. 
If you or someone you know is suffering from chest pains that originated from or moved to the arm, shoulder, neck, or jaw, headaches, stiff neck, weakness, bleeding, nausea or vomiting. In that case, it could be a serious cause for concern and require immediate medical attention.

Let TelMDCare Help You with Acute Pain

As mentioned earlier, pain can occur anywhere and for a multitude of reasons, but you don’t need to suffer in silence when our expert doctors are just a call away.  
At TelMDCare, we offer immediate consultation services where you can get in touch with a virtual doctor for pain relief or any number of other acute conditions by making an appointment with one of our doctors online.
Our general practitioner will start by assessing your condition, giving you an official diagnosis, quickly followed by consultation & prescription. We believe quality medical care is a fundamental right, and no one should suffer in silence because of hefty treatment fees and costs. We offer virtual consultation services for a mere $39. Our first follow-up is also free, ensuring you get quality treatment for your ailments without burning a hole in your pocket.
At TelMDCare, we ensure quality health and medical care is convenient and affordable, offering you an online chat system with little to no waiting time. Quality, affordability, convenience, and reliability, what more could you possibly want from an online medical platform?
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