Acute Pain vs. Chronic Pain 

Acute Pain vs. Chronic Pain 

There are two types of pain: acute pain and chronic pain. Both acute and chronic pain can be disruptive and disabling, but the causes and the treatment options for each pain type may differ significantly. At Pain Control Associates, LLC, our pain doctors have experience treating both acute and chronic pain, and can work with you to provide the treatment that you need. To learn more about your options for living life pain-free, call Pain Control Associates, LLC directly today.

Acute Pain vs. Chronic Pain

If you are suffering from pain, it is important to determine what type of pain you’re experiencing. 

Acute pain is pain that occurs suddenly and acutely as a result of something specific. For example, touching your hand on a hot stove causes acute pain. Acute pain in the body may be caused as a result of a traumatic accident, such as a car accident or a slip and fall. Acute pain usually is sharp in quality and doesn’t last for longer than six months.

Chronic pain, on the other hand, is a type of ongoing pain that lasts for six months or longer. This type of pain occurs even when the original injury—such as a broken bone—has healed, yet the pain continues. In some cases, a person can suffer chronic pain even when there is no apparent past injury or illness. Chronic pain is often associated with conditions such as arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, nerve pain/sciatica, and headaches. 

Treatment for Chronic and Acute Pain in Indiana

If you are living with chronic or acute pain, you deserve treatment. At Pain Control Associates, pain treatment is our specialty. When you work with our team of experienced pain management doctors, you can count on us to closely review the details of your medical history in order to diagnose the precise cause of the pain you are experiencing. From there, we can explore a variety of treatment options, including lifestyle changes, dietary changes, over-the-counter medications, prescription medication, physical therapy, alternative therapies, epidural injections, and surgery. We always take a holistic approach to pain management that prioritizes the least-invasive treatments and puts the patient first. 

Call Us Today for the Pain Relief You’ve Been Looking For

Living with pain—whether chronic or acute—can be extremely challenging. Not only may it be uncomfortable and contribute to physical and psychological suffering, but it can be disabling and prevent a person from working or engaging in loved activities. If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain, our doctors can help. Call Pain Control Associates, LLC directly today for the help that you need. 


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Neck Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis (Axial Neck Pain)
  • Failed Surgical Neck Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain
  • Whiplash

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Herpes Zoster Radiculopathy (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Internal Disc Disruption (Annular Tear)
  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Facet-Mediated Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Surgical Back Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain


  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Occipital Headache

Work Injuries

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with case workers
  • Facilitate early return to work

Spinal Interventions

  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Psychological Treatment

  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications


  • Electrodiagnosis of nerve-related injuries and disorders

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture