Acute Pain



Acute pain is generally a self-limiting type of pain that can be caused by a sprain/strain type of injuries. The time frame considered for acute pain varies by injury type. Duration varies, but normally lasts between 2-3 weeks to 3 months. Acute pain is based on how long the pain lasts, rather than a specific type of pain.  The pain is usually more severe initially and gradually goes away, with or without the aid of OTC remedies.


  • Back and/or neck pain
  • Lower back pain can radiate down buttocks into legs
  • Neck pain can radiate into shoulders, upper back and arms
  • Mid back pain can radiate into ribs


  • Injury is the main cause of acute pain.
  • Post surgical pain is considered acute pain, due to the trauma from the surgical procedure.

Screening and Diagnosis 

Proper medical history (especially the onset of pain) and physical examination are key in diagnosing acute pain. Also, X-ray, CT or MRI may be ordered for further evaluation. 


Non-surgical options for facet joint pain include: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants.

Injection Therapy: 

  • Steroid trigger point injections and tendon Injections.

Related Research Articles

Title: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for relieving acute pain in the prehospital setting: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials
Authors: Simpson, Paul M.; Fouche, Peiter F.; Thomas, Richard E.; Bendall, Jason C.
Journal: European Journal of Emergency Medicine




About Ketamine Therapy

Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion therapy has emerged as a treatment option for a variety of chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, small fiber neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and psychiatric conditions including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal ideation,

and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Hanna is America’s top doctor offering IV Ketamine Infusion treatment, with over 1,000 treatments performed. Patients are reporting amazing, miraculous results with only a few treatments.

Getting Started is Easy


Discuss Your Condition

Call us to answer any questions you may have regarding Ketamine treatments.

Book Appointment

We will get your appointment scheduled right away!

1st Session!

Come in for your first Ketamine treatment and start living life again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ketamine Safe?

Ketamine has a very safe track record and has been in use since the 1970s. Ketamine causes very little depression of a patient’s respiratory drive, which is why is has been attractive as an anesthetic agent in the military and in developing countries.

Who will oversee my infusions?

Our highly trained nurse practitioners or physician assistants will oversee your infusions and will monitor your vital signs through the process.

What safe practices are in place at

Even though Ketamine has a very high safety profile, all patients are placed on cardiac monitoring and pulse oxygenation monitoring. sets the standard for patient safety

Will my infusions take place in a private setting?

At, each patient receives an infusion in a private room with observation by trained staff.

(727) 538-2646

2250 Drew St Clearwater, Fl 33765