After all, what is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is pain that persists or recurs for more than 3 months. Causes include chronic diseases (eg, cancer, arthritis, diabetes), injuries (eg, herniated disc, torn ligament), and several primary conditions (eg, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic headache) Various drugs and psychological treatments are used.
Typically, multimodal therapy is chosen (eg analgesics, physical methods, psychotherapy) The specific cause of chronic pain must be treated. Early active treatment of acute pain is always advisable and can limit or prevent sensitization and remodeling, and even prevent progression to chronic pain.