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What Is the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Back Pain?

3 days ago   |   By HealthWorks Collective

When something hurts, we experience an unpleasant and distressing sensation we call pain. When there is pain, it is usually a sign that something is amiss. You are the best person to determine the severity of your pain.
Acute pain usually occurs suddenly and is triggered by a specific cause. It's sharp, intense but doesn't last very long. Once the underlying cause is resolved, the pain also goes away.
We experience acute pain if we get injured, have surgery, get dental work done, go through labor and childbirth.
Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for more than six months. It...
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