Acute Pain Management

Family Medicine & Primary Care Center located in Robbins, NC

Acute Pain Management services offered in Robbins, NC

When pain strikes, it’s often a sign that something is wrong. Vonda Reives, FNP-C, and Kristin Hockersmith, FNP, provide acute pain management at North Moore Family Practice in Robbins, North Carolina. The team offers specialized treatments and has years of experience treating a variety of acute pain problems. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Robbins, North Carolina, today, or book a consultation on the website.

What causes acute pain?

Acute pain is discomfort that occurs suddenly and either resolves on its own or with medical treatment. It differs from chronic pain because it typically lasts less than a few weeks. 

Most injuries cause acute pain. For example, if you play a sport and break a bone, you’re experiencing acute pain from the fractured bone. Other examples of acute pain include:

  • Burns
  • Cuts or lacerations
  • Ligament tears
  • Surgery
  • Childbirth

Acute pain can range in severity, from a minimal ache to excruciating pain during childbirth. While it’s often short-lived, it’s important to get it under control, so it doesn’t limit your life.

When should you seek help for acute pain?

Sometimes, acute resolves on its own with home care. However, in other cases, you may need to seek medical help to get your pain under control. If you think you’ve broken a bone or have a deep cut that you can’t manage, the team at North Moore Family Practice can help.

When you arrive for acute pain management, the team evaluates the problem and asks about aspects of your pain, such as:

  • The cause of your pain
  • The intensity or severity
  • How long you’ve had it
  • Anything that makes it better or worse

The team provides a comprehensive physical exam to determine the cause and extent of your pain or injury. That allows them to provide a customized treatment plan to get your pain under control quickly.

What are the treatments for acute pain?

The practice offers a variety of pain management strategies specific to the type of acute pain. Each cause of acute pain requires different treatment techniques. A few of the treatment modalities that the practice provides include:

  • Ice or heat
  • Rest
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Massage
  • Steroid injections
  • Physical therapy

For more difficult cases of acute pain, the practice might suggest transcutaneous electrical stimulation therapy or TENS therapy. That helps ease acute pain while other conservative treatments have time to work.

If you’re in need of expert treatment for your acute pain, call the office in Robbins, North Carolina, today to set up an appointment. You can also send the team a message on the website.