Acute pain – This is the body’s protective mechanism which makes one aware of injury, as it happens.
Chronic pain – This is a persistent pain which can last a long period of time, and reduce the quality of life.
- Most people with chronic pain report that they have disruptions daily in their activities, and some struggle with relationships where they are negatively impacted.
- Pain management of chronic pain has shown long term side effects.
- Over the counter medication such as ibuprofen can be linked to liver and kidney damage, and even heart attacks.