Tips for Treating and Controlling Chronic Pain (Infographic)
Pain is our body’s natural way of letting us know something is not right. It can either be felt in sudden jolts, or build slowly over time in varying degrees from mild to severe. According to the National institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), there are two kinds of pain—acute and chronic.
What’s the difference between acute and chronic pain?
Acute pain is temporary pain that can last for 3-6 months. It can be caused by simple complications and injuries. Chronic pain persists for months or even years. It can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating.