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How To Know If Pain Is Severe – Pain Awareness Month

Pain is a profoundly personal experience that can be difficult to diagnose accurately. September is Pain Awareness Month, and our team at Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation would like to share some information to help alleviate pain. Understanding and recognizing severe pain can help improve treatments and provide much-needed relief to patients. Continue reading to learn about the signs of severe pain. 

How To Know If Pain Is Severe?

Unfortunately, millions of Americans experience chronic pain daily. Living with pain can be extremely difficult and adversely affect your everyday life. Pain can be an indicator of an issue that needs attention. The leading causes of pain include medical conditions like arthritis, cancer, or back pain. Injuries and surgery can also lead to severe pain. Whether your pain is acute, subacute, or chronic, severe pain causes stress on the body that can potentially become life-threatening. Pain can be measured by:

  • Increased heart rate.
  • Dilated pupils. 
  • Elevated blood pressure. 
  • Perspiration.
  • Cold hands or feet. 

Some other signs of pain are less obvious but still observable. If a person has been dealing with severe pain for a long time, they may avoid movements or physical positions that worsen their pain. Our team can use these diverse signs of pain to determine the severity of your pain and develop the appropriate treatment to provide relief. 

Treating Severe Pain

At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, our team understands how frustrating it can be when pain interrupts your everyday life. We provide pain management services to help our patients. Many conservative treatments are available to help you with your pain, and a combination of therapies can be an effective way to treat your pain. Some of the traditional pain management techniques include:

  • Modalities
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise
  • Medication

Our pain management team will work with you and your unique condition to find the best possible treatment to provide you with the pain relief you deserve. To learn more, contact Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation.