Acute and Chronic Pain

Acute Pain & Chronic Pain Treatment Specialist in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL

At Ramos Center, we specialize in helping our clients treat their acute/chronic pain and help them rid their bodies of unwelcome ailments. If you believe you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. 

Acute Pain & Chronic Pain Treatment Specialist in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL
Acute Pain & Chronic Pain Treatment Specialist in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL

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Has your pain been present for more or less than 6 months?
Did the pain occurs suddenly or build up over time?
Do you feel like the pain is getting worse or better over time?

A statistic came out in 2011 which stated that an estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis. Sadly, this is almost one third of our population. Now the real question is, how do we categorize chronic pain? With the terms acute and chronic being used by doctors, how can we decipher whether or not the pain we are feeling will be long or short term?

At Ramos Center, we understand the debilitating effects and our patients know there is an alternative life. We are going to review a few common ways to tell if the pain you are experiencing is considered chronic or acute pain and how you can begin to heal yourself.

First things first. We need to define what acute pain is compared to what chronic pain is.

Acute Pain

Acute pain is often categorized by sudden and intense pain caused by a specific and known cause like:

  • Cut
  • Burn
  • Infection
  • Surgery
  • Broken Bone

All of these circumstances will lead you to experiencing acute pain. Acute pain is also known to fade over time and is usually healed and unnoticeable by 6 months from the time of injury. Therefore, acute pain is considered a short term problem.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain usually has a much slower build-up over time and is lingering. This pain can begin unexpectedly and without cause, but it can also come from acute pain lasting longer than 6 months. Unfortunately, the pain may last months to even years, with no explanation and with no apparent damage or injury occurring to your body. Symptoms may include:

  • Nerve Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Bone Pain
  • Muscle Pain/ Muscle Spasms
  • Joint Pain

All of these symptoms usually feel like a nagging and dull pain that is present constantly and will cause long term issues.

Here are some insider keys to help you determine whether you are feeling acute or chronic pain.

Has your pain been present for more or less than 6 months?


If your pain has lasted longer than 6 months, you should reach out to a chronic pain specialist.

Did the pain occurs suddenly or build up over time?


If the pain you are feeling came on suddenly, you likely injured yourself and should ask your doctor about methods of healing. If your pain built up over time, you should talk to a doctor specializing in chronic pain.

Do you feel like the pain is getting worse or better over time?


If you feel that the pain is becoming worse see a doctor, no one should have to live with untreated pain if the symptoms continue to escalate. If you feel like the pain is diminishing over time, it means your body is healing and you should begin to feel better.

In time, your chronic pain can itself become an illness we call chronic pain syndrome. Chronic pain syndrome (CPS) can be debilitating physically and mentally. We all deserve to live pain free lives, no one should have to settle for a life of discomfort or immobility. Please call us today to find out how we can help you get your life back! We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Palmetto FL, Laurel FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Cortez FL, Memphis FL, Port Charlotte FL, and Dunedin FL.

Our Locations

Bradenton

  • 100 3rd Ave. West Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34205
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Petersburg

  • 5959 Central Ave Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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Sarasota

Sarasota

Venice

  • 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285
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Englewood

  • 2061 Englewood Rd, Suite 2A, Englewood, FL 34223
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Port Charlotte

Dunedin

  • 646 Virginia St, Suite 701, Dunedin, FL 34698
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