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Understanding the Pain Response

Your pain is important. It can slow healing and keep you from being active. You may have acute or chronic pain. Both types of pain respond to treatment. Work with your healthcare professional. Together you can find relief.

Types of Pain

Acute pain is caused by a health problem or injury. The pain goes away when its cause is treated. You may have pain:

  • From an illness or injury that needs emergency care.

  • After an operation, such as heart surgery.

  • During and after the birth of your baby.

Chronic pain lasts 3-6 months or more. It can be caused by a health problem or injury, such as arthritis or a shoulder injury. Chronic pain can also exist without a clear cause.

Your Perception of Pain

All pain signals travel to the brain. The brain sends back signals to protect the body. The brain also sends out its own painkillers (endorphins). These can help reduce the pain.

  1. Pain starts in one or more parts of the body. In some cases, the site of the pain is far from its source.

  2. Pain signals move through nerves and up the spinal cord.

  3. The brain reads the signals as pain. Natural painkillers are released.

  4. The feeling of pain is reduced.


Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

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Pain Therapy Associates in Numbers

+30,240 Patients Treated
35 Years in Practice

Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants

Rana Amer, PA-C
Yuri Kuklov PA-C

Massage Therapists

Massage Therapists

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Ultra Sound Technician

Ultra Sound Technician

Chris Plonka

See what our patients are saying...

Dr.Dabah and his staff are always searching for ways to heal my neck pain. I am happy with the progress we are making as a team. The receptionists are always so cordial.


Doctor Dachman is knowledgeable and always knows how to help me manage my pain. The staff is very pleasant and professional. I highly recommend this office for care!!


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Pain Therapy Associates
Tel: 847-352-5511
Fax: 847-352-5585

455 South Roselle Road, Suite 104
Schaumburg, IL 60193

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