Acute pain

Acute pain is part of the body’s response to an injury or short-term illness. Acute pain can help prevent more serious injury. For instance, it can make you quickly pull your finger away from a hot stove or keep your weight off a broken ankle. The causes of ...1

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Causes of Acute pain

Acute pain, for the most part, results from disease, inflammation, or injury to tissues. This type of pain generally comes on suddenly, for example, after trauma or surgery, and may be accompanied by anxiety or emotional distress. The cause of ...2

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Diagnosis of Acute pain

Describing Pain: Many people have a hard time describing pain. Think about these questions when you explain how the pain feels:

  • Where does it hurt?
  • When did it start? Does the pain come and go?
  • What does it feel like ...
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Causes List for Acute pain

Possible causes of Acute pain (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Treatments for Acute pain

Medicines to Treat Pain: Your doctor may prescribe one or more of the following pain medications:

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References

  1. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ mar2012/ feature1
  2. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ chronic_pain/ detail_chronic_pain.htm
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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