It is often caused by an illness or injury. Pain is often temporary and disappears once the root cause of it is addressed. It is usually intense or sharp, and accompanied with other symptoms, such as swelling, inflammation and redness.
A chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than 3 months and often is not caused by an injury or illness. It can last for months or years and can feel dull or aching. Other symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, can accompany chronic pain.
Chronic pain can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life, leading to physical, emotional, and social limitations. The treatment of chronic pain is often a combination medication, physical therapy and psychological intervention.
It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the cause of pain and to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Acute pain is generally treated differently from chronic pain. Effective pain management also requires an integrated approach to pain that includes the emotional, physical and social components.