Pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek doctors for management and pain relief in Los Angeles. In order create a plan of pain management and treatment for both severe and chronic pain, it’s most important for your doctor to understand the exact physical structure or activities that are causing you to keep experiencing pain.
Management and treatment of pain lasting over several months requires a body wide approach including evaluation of the deep supportive structures of the spine, compressed nerves, movement disorders, nutrition deficiencies and psychological factors. People experiencing pain lasting over 3 months is referred to as chronic pain. This generally occurs when the mechanism of injury or physiological disturbance (ex: Nutrition deficiency) has been present and uncorrected for significant periods of time.
If one is experiencing pain that last a few days to weeks, then this pain is referred to as acute pain and is often more severe. Treatment needs to be focused on exercises that unload an injured area and treatment strategies by a doctor using techniques to support the injured area so healing can occur and allowing pain relief. Controlling excessive inflammation and increasing blood supply to the area is very helpful for healing and pain reduction.