​Acute And Chronic Pain Management Specialist

Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers

Pain Management Physicians & Addiction Treatment Centers located in Springfield, MO, Myrtle Beach, SC, Osage Beach, MO, Las Vegas, NV & Galena, KS

Living with pain takes its toll. But pain, whether it’s chronic or acute, doesn’t have to get in the way of your quality of life. Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers, with locations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Osage Beach and Springfield, Missouri; Las Vegas, Nevada, and Galena, Kansas, offers a wide range of innovative, highly effective, and safe acute and chronic pain management treatments. Find what more by calling or making an appointment online today.

​Acute and Chronic Pain Management

What is acute pain?

Acute pain is short-term pain that heals over time. Some common causes of acute pain include:

  • Surgery
  • A cut
  • A twisted ankle
  • A broken bone
  • Getting burned

Acute pain resolves within six months, usually because the body fully heals itself.

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a long-lasting pain. While acute pain always has an underlying diagnosable and treatable cause, chronic pain can be caused by an issue with the way your body sends pain signals. 

It can also outlast the condition that caused it in the first place, resulting in pain for years, decades, or more if left untreated. Conditions that commonly cause chronic pain include:

  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer

How does acute and chronic pain management work?

Some of the treatments Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers offers for pain include:

Nerve blocks

If a specific group of nerves causes your pain, your Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers provider directly addresses it with a nerve block. 

Injecting the targeted area with either pain-relieving or anti-inflammatory medication brings treatment right to the root cause of your pain, giving you effective relief. Nerve blocks can be temporary, designed to treat acute pain and then wear off, or long-lasting. 

Radiofrequency ablation

Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers offers radiofrequency ablation to safely and therapeutically destroy select nerves that send pain signals to your brain. This procedure is minimally invasive and the results last six months to several years. 

Pain injections

If there’s no specific group of nerves to target to alleviate your pain, Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers can still bring you fast, effective relief with pain injections. These steroid-based injections treat pain and inflammation, helping alleviate your discomfort. The duration of the pain relief from these injections depends on your specific body. Some people get pain relief for a few weeks, while others don’t experience the return of their pain for years. 

Medical pain management

The team at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers specializes in finding their patients safe, effective medication to treat their pain. They offer:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Carefully monitored opioids

Pain doesn’t have to be a normal part of your life. Call Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers or book your appointment online to find the relief you deserve today. 

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