How do I know if Orange County Pain Clinics can help me with my pain?
We offer pain management treatments and procedures for a wide variety of conditions, both chronic and acute. The best way to figure out if we could help you is to explore the list of Conditions on our website and then schedule a visit to speak with one of our doctors. The most common forms of pain that we treat include back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
What’s the difference between chronic pain and acute pain?
The difference between chronic pain and acute pain is significant, because your pain management plan will be different according to which type of pain you are experiencing.
Chronic pain is a constant condition. It can be caused by nerve damage, injuries, or other conditions. It is ongoing and affects your daily life regularly.
Acute pain lasts for a shorter amount of time and is typically caused by an illness or small injury.
When will I start to feel relief?
The amount of time it takes to feel relief from your pain depends on the cause of your pain and the procedure that you had done. Sometimes, it can take a few days or a couple of weeks before you feel pain relief. Your doctor will give you an idea of what you can expect, along with any post-treatment instructions, at your visit.
How long does the pain relief last?
The length of time that our patients can expect to feel relief varies from one individual to another. It depends on the type of pain you were experiencing and which pain management treatment you received. When you meet with your doctor, he will be able to tell you what you can expect for your pain relief.
Can I drive after my pain management procedure?
If you have any procedure that required sedation, you need to have someone drive you home from our clinic – and it’s a good rule of thumb if you’ve had any procedure at all. Your doctor will give you instructions that are specific to your pain management treatment.