Chronic Pain

  • Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain?  Acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself.  Chronic pain is different.  Chronic pain persists.  Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years.  Chronic pain can be initiated by a single event such as a sprained back, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain like arthritis, cancer or other disease.