Overview & facts
Acute pain can last a moment; rarely does it become chronic pain. Chronic pain persists for long periods. It is resistant to most medical treatments and causes severe problems.
The basics of pain
Pain attacks the human body at every vulnerable target – muscles, bones and joints. Click here for an overview of causes and treatments of acute and chronic pain.
Learn about how chronic pain occurs and why chronic pain sometimes lingers.
To get to the root of pain, doctors can use several tests. This article provides an overview.
Read these 5 common myths about pain and pain relief. Get the facts!