Types of Pain

Types of Pain

Acute Pain:
Acute pain is the body’s immediate response to injury or illness, characterised by a sudden onset and a relatively short duration. It serves as a crucial alarm system, signaling that something is wrong. Acute pain is often manageable with rest and standard pain medications, and it tends to diminish as the body heals.

 

Chronic Pain:
In contrast, chronic pain persists for an extended period, lasting longer than three months. It doesn’t necessarily indicate ongoing damage but involves complex changes in the nervous system. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain requires a more comprehensive approach, often involving multi-disciplinary care and specialised pain management strategies tailored to the individual’s needs.

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