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Acute Pain vs. Chronic Pain

Last updated 5 years ago

Acute and chronic pain are two very different forms of pain. This short video explains the difference between the two and when you should seek help for chronic pain.

Pain and swelling that are associated with an injury are called acute pain. This type of pain warns your body away from dangerous situations or circumstances which could make an injury worse. Chronic pain, however, doesn’t serve this purpose. Pain that lasts more than three months is called chronic pain, and should be brought to the attention of your doctor.

Whether you need help managing acute or chronic pain, the doctors at Pain Specialists of Orange County can help. Call us today at (888) 699-1334 to find out why we are the patients’ choice in pain management services in Irvine, Mission Viejo, and Laguna Hills. Visit our website to learn more about acute and chronic pain.


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