WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ — The truth
is…not all pain is created equal. Acute pain is where it
all begins. Lasting for several months, acute pain is
typically treated with rest, time and medication. For many,
that is enough. But if the pain persists, it converts to
chronic pain, and new methods must be explored.
“When the body doesn’t heal itself naturally, pills aren’t the
only option to bring relief,” said Lora Brown, MD an interventional
pain physician and board member of the Florida Society of
Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP), the organization behind The
Pain Truth campaign. “Technology has brought us many pain
management therapies that can alleviate pain and give people back
It’s estimated that over 40-million Americans suffer with
chronic pain. The physicians working with The Pain
Truth campaign, which was established to combat Florida’s
increasing prescription drug addiction problem, are dedicated to
educating the public on alternatives available for when the pain
just won’t go away. They suggest:
- Don’t live through the pain – early treatment can help pain
from becoming more severe. Seek medical attention if pain
continues or worsens.
- Be specific in describing your condition, it will help
physicians to properly treat your pain.
- Qualified pain physicians will suggest options other than
on-going addictive medications. Newer therapies including,
Spinal Cord Stimulation, Intraspinal Infusion Pumps and
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy can bring pain relief
- Be vigilant when increased pain is experienced; explain the
progress to your physician.
“Acute pain is not a progressive condition. Not everyone