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What is the difference between chronic & acute pain?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Acute vs chronic

Acute pain typically will occur after some type of injury or illness and will usually go away after the injury is healed or the illness resolves.
Chronic pain is pain that typically lasts for over 3 months. Examples include the chronic pain from arthritic conditions. Pain that does not go away should always be evaluated by a doctor as it could represent something that is serious.

In brief: Acute vs chronic

Acute pain typically will occur after some type of injury or illness and will usually go away after the injury is healed or the illness resolves.
Chronic pain is pain that typically lasts for over 3 months. Examples include the chronic pain from arthritic conditions. Pain that does not go away should always be evaluated by a doctor as it could represent something that is serious.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine
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In brief: Time

Acute pain is pain that is sudden and lasts for a short time.
Chronic pain is pain that is present for weeks or more.

In brief: Time

Acute pain is pain that is sudden and lasts for a short time.
Chronic pain is pain that is present for weeks or more.
Dr. Jason Beasley
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