What is Pain?
Updated: Apr 19, 2018
Pain occur an effect of hurts, causing uncomfortable feelings. Every individual is the best judge of their own pain.
Difference Between Acute and Chronic Pain:
Acute Pain : Acute pain comes suddenly and caused by specific reason
Chronic Pain : Chronic pain is on-going
Acute Pain : It does not last longer than six months and it goes away when there is no underlying cause.
Chronic Pain : Chronic pain continues more than six months and it continues even the cause gone away. Pain signal remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months or year.
Acute Pain : Causes of acute pains are: Surgery, Broken bones, Dental work, Burns or cuts on body, Labor and child birth.
Chronic Pain : Chronic pain is linked with conditions as headache, arthritis, cancer, nerve pain, back pain, Fibromyalgia.
Acute Pain : After acute pain goes away a person can go on life as usual.
Chronic Pain : Chronic pain has stress effect on body such as tense muscles, limited ability to move around, lack of energy, appetite changes. There are also some emotional effects as anger, depression, and anxiety. Such fear might limit the person ability to return their regular life.