What is pain? Learn more about how the body responds to pain and injury and find information and advice on chronic and acute pain symptoms, treatment and prevention.

What is acute pain?

What exactly is acute pain and what differentiates it from other types of pain.

Symptoms of acute pain

Pain, when acute, is the body’s way of warning you of possible tissue damage, such as when you burn your finger, so what are the symptoms...

Preventing chronic pain

Pain becomes chronic once it's been present for six months or longer and because it stems from existing pain, it is notoriously difficult to prevent.

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