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What is pain?

Pain is an uncomfortable feeling and/or an unpleasant sensation in the body. The presence of pain often is an indication that something is wrong. Pain can appear suddenly or can come about slowly.

What is acute pain?

Acute pain is experience directly after injury. It is caused by tissue damage, swelling and inflammation. Once inflammation subsides the pain is gone

Acute pain is a SYMPTOM of another injury or disease.

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is pain that continues after you have recovered from the acute injury or once pain has persisted for more than 6 months, it meets the criteria of being considered chronic.

Chronic Pain is an EXPERIENCE that becomes its own medical problem. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years. Physical effects include tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy, and changes in appetite. Emotional effects include depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. Such a fear might hinder a person's ability to return to normal work or leisure activities. Common chronic pain complaints include:

  • Headache
  • Low back pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Neurogenic pain (pain resulting from damage to nerves)
  • Psychogenic pain (pain not due to past disease or injury or any visible sign of damage inside)

Chronic pain can have originated with an initial trauma/injury or infection, or there might be an ongoing cause of pain. However, some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage.


Acute Pain Vs Chronic Pain


Chronic pain patients often become “professionals” at feeling pain.  They often feel that their lives cannot improve and are anxious about their future.  We can help you by coming alongside of you and giving you the necessary tools to fight pain and change your outlook for a more stronger, positive future.