deal with Acute pain?
I've always found this subject interesting.
When any of us have had to deal with Chronic pain for much longer than what the pure definition states, we know all the different impacts it can have on our lives.
One thing I have noticed over the years, and yesterday a situation brought it right back to life. I can deal pretty much with all the chronic pain, but it seems like Acute pain really does me in.
Yesterday, I had dental work done, first time in about 16 months because of all the implants I had with my shoulder surgeries. As the dentist was drilling to get ready for a filling, I thought I was going to come out of the chair. He even said, Gee, that should not have hurt But thats not the first time I've been in this type of situation. Acute pain bothers me more, causes me more discomfort than chronic pain!
It just seems that over the years my body has adjusted to chronic pain, but acute pain, that is a whole another story.
I do wish I could trade in the chronic pain for acute pain, but we deal with what we need to.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences