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What are the symptoms that differentiate chronic pain from acute pain?

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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
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In brief: Symptom Separation

The duration of pain is typically what determines whether it is chronic or acute.
Chronic pain is typically pain that has persisted beyond several weeks to months, and sometimes years. Acute pain is obviously of shorter duration and typically stems from an injury or procedure. If the acute pain transitions into chronic pain, the chronic pain itself can cause other physiologic changes over time.

In brief: Symptom Separation

The duration of pain is typically what determines whether it is chronic or acute.
Chronic pain is typically pain that has persisted beyond several weeks to months, and sometimes years. Acute pain is obviously of shorter duration and typically stems from an injury or procedure. If the acute pain transitions into chronic pain, the chronic pain itself can cause other physiologic changes over time.
Dr. Joseph De santi
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Alot

Acute pain occurs after an injury.
Chronic pain persists past the usual healing time of the injury (roughly 12 weeks).

In brief: Alot

Acute pain occurs after an injury.
Chronic pain persists past the usual healing time of the injury (roughly 12 weeks).
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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