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Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant. Acute pain begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. It serves as a warning of disease or a threat to the body. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, including surgery, broken bones, etc. Unrelieved acute pain may lead to chronic pain, which may persist even after the original injury has healed. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years and can have lasting physical effects. Tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy, and changes in appetite can occur, in addition to emotional effects, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. Such effects may hinder a person's ability to return to normal work or leisure activities. We feel each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Our medical staff takes a multidisciplinary approach in addressing your pain management concerns, and we work with you to determine the best treatment options. Depending upon your diagnosis, pain may be treated in a number of ways. After a comprehensive review of the patient's history and current health, a care plan is developed that may include a wide array of interventional pain management procedures & techniques such as: See our Patient Education page.

Bracing

Bracing can be used to help with acute pain, such as pain that results from an injury or surgery, or chronic pain, such as pain that results from a long-term condition. Braces reduce pain and help healing by providing support, stability, and limiting motion to a range of less painful movements. Bracing can be directed towards bones, joints, ligaments, or muscles.

Some patients who may find bracing to be beneficial include those with carpal tunnel syndrome, for whom a wrist brace worn at night or during part of the day can reduce pain and tingling; those suffering from low back pain as a result of degenerative disc disease or spondylolisthesis; those with a muscle strain or sprain; those experience spine-related neck pain, such as what might result from whiplash or a tumor; those with osteoarthritis or a compression fracture; those with rheumatoid arthritis; and those with a spinal cord injury.

In order to avoid the negative health effects that can accompany becoming accustomed to a brace, it is important to follow the doctor’s instructions pertaining to how and when a brace should be worn.

Side effects and outcomes are unique to each patient and will be discussed before any treatment options are prescribed.

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