Living with Chronic Pain


COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2, is the name for the disease that develops from the novel coronavirus that was first identified in 2019. This was the first appearance of this type of coronavirus in humans. Because humans did not have any immunity to this specific coronavirus, it quickly spread around the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

This section of the PainScale app focuses on information regarding COVID-19, including the impact of COVID-19 on the chronic pain community.