What Is Chronic Pain?
Most people are familiar with aches and pains that come from an injury, like twisting an ankle or falling down. This pain usually goes away in a few days, and is called acute pain.
Chronic pain is DIFFERENT.
Lasts 3 months or more
Persists for longer than the typical healing proces
Can occur after an illness, injury, or even without an incident
May not have an easy to identify cause
Affects over 100 million people in the united states
May require chronic treatment
Physical therapy and exercise