Acute & Chronic Pain
Acute pain is sudden and is due to something specific, like broken bones or surgery. The duration of acute pain is fixed. Acute pain dissipates once the underlying cause has been resolved
Chronic pain is ongoing and may last for years or indefinitely. Chronic pain may not respond to treatments and may outlast injuries that have already healed. Despite achieving a full recovery from an injury or condition, with chronic pain can becomes the ailment. In a minority of causes, there is no identifiable cause for the chronic pain.