Pain is our body’s way of telling us that there is something wrong – that something is functioning not like how it should be, and that is damaging our body. While there are many kinds of feelings of pain – from sudden jolts, pain that feel like sharp, constant stabbing, to a blurred pain that lasts for a while – they all tell the same thing in the end.
Pain can be classified into two depending on how long they last. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke determines two kinds of pain according to this category: acute and chronic pain.
Acute pain is a temporary discomfort and can last up to 6 months at most. It may be due to simple complications and injuries and fades over time until the complication heals fully. Chronic pain, meanwhile, persists longer – even up to years. This kind of pain can either range from mild to excruciating, episodic or continuous, or inconvenient to incapacitating.
Chronic pain can affect our lives greatly – from our ability to do physical activity, our mental health, and our lifestyles. However, we do not have to completely succumb to chronic pain. Even in simple ways, we can help alleviate the pain we feel. Check out this infographic by Euro-American Connections & Homecare to find out how.
An infographic by Euro-American Connections & Homecare.