Types of Pain

Types of Acute and Chronic Pain, Pain Specialists - Norwood, MA

Acute pain such as pain after surgery, recent injury or an acquired medical illness that persists and evolves into chronic pain would require the involvement of a pain specialist. Nerve damage or musculoskeletal (system in the body that enables movement using the skeletal system and muscles in harmony) injuries and conditions are another common source of chronic pain. Additionally, pain treatments administered by your primary care physician may cease to work, in which case your Primary care physician may refer you to a pain specialist.

Common conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back
  • Neck pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fibromyalgia (muscle, joint or bone pain)
  • Leg Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Phantom limb pain for amputees
  • CRPS
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Thoracotomy syndrome