What is the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Pain?

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May 13, 2022

When it comes to pain, there are two types; acute and chronic. The main difference is that acute pain is often more manageable and easier to treat. In contrast, chronic pain is challenging to manage because it can present in many forms at different times, making it harder to diagnose the underlying cause. 

Acute Pain 

Typically, acute pain is a sharp and sudden pain that lasts for less than six months. This pain can be caused by a specific condition, such as a broken bone, cut, burn, pulled muscle, or fall. When experiencing acute pain, individuals can quickly locate the area of injury and the pain source. Once the affected area is treated, the pain should disappear as healing occurs. 

Chronic Pain 

Chronic pain refers to pain that continues for more than six months. It can be challenging to identify the root cause of pain, and it is often misdiagnosed. An underlying condition can cause chronic pain that surgery may not be capable of addressing, leading to individuals seeking several different treatments to reduce their discomfort. 

Pain Management Bonita Springs

Matterhorn Fit’s proprietary system combines clinical expertise with scientific research to address the root cause of pain. Our evidence-based personalized health and wellness programs treat injury, pain, and movement dysfunction at the neurological level using the best rehabilitation techniques, neurological movement training, and recovery modalities. 

Matterhorn Fit Method

Through our brain-based diagnostic tools, we address any compensation in your system that may be causing pain. This means we identify if your brain and muscles are communicating appropriately as electrical impulses travel across billions of neurons to help the brain coordinate all bodily functions. Once we diagnose the root cause of pain, we reconnect the neuromuscular pathways that have been “shut down” as a function of your brain to protect the injured area. 

Next, we implement our unique movement protocols that are designed to strengthen and reinforce your neurological patterns so that your problem is eliminated. This creates a pain-free foundation to build on. Lastly, We use a customized training program to increase strength to prevent future injuries. At Matterhorn Fit, we understand that chronic pain affects one in five Americans. We have helped our clients restore quality of life and regain freedom through the Matterhorn Method, with 94% of our clients reporting significant pain relief within two weeks. 

Best Physical Therapy Near Bonita Springs

Our Naples and Bonita Springs fitness centers provide chronic pain relief, rehabilitation, and personal training for professional athletes and thousands of individuals across Southwest Florida. The Matterhorn Fit Method offers a non-invasive approach to health and wellness. Receive the best chronic pain management in Bonita Springs today by scheduling your first initial evaluation.


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