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Chronic Pain and Acute Pain

candy02candy02 Posts: 1
edited 11/04/2014 - 7:58 PM in Chronic Pain
What is the difference between chronic pain and acute pain?


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 11/05/2014 - 3:30 AM
    new sudden pain that has occured as a result of injury or illness lasting under 3 months by some definitions and 6 months in others. Acute pain is usually as a result of surgery, dental pain, sprains, strains, pulled muscles, or other injuries or illnesses,a new onset of pain.

    Chronic pain simply is defined as pain that continues long after the cause of the pain has healed/resolved, and some other definitions of it are pain that continues for an extended period of time, some say three months, some say 6 months and longer.
  • Keep it simple I say.

    ACUTE = immediate
    CHRONIC = ongoing
    Realize that FEAR is our worst enemy. Get up & get out in that stormy weather of the real world & kick fear in the teeth. Stare at it dead in the eyes & walk right through it into the storm; because once you're wet, you won’t fear the rain anymore
  • It can be very important when you're reading reports & studies. In a lot of other countries they mean pain that shouldn't exist because the cause no longer exists. Phantom limb pain being a famous example. I have chronic pain. I've been in pain for about 9 years constantly. Doctors can tell what's causing the pain. There's physical damage that explains it. When I'm reading & researching I have to make sure it's the right definition of chronic pain for me.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • Hi all,

    I solved my problem L5 S1 issue doing some treatment at a clinic in London,from a guru of back pain (Mr Luklinski). I was suffering this issue for many years,3 at least and after his treatment the pain disappeared. I also brought from him the Back Rack which help my spine to stay in the right position.
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