“Pain is certain, suffering is optional”
Pain – Simply Explained
Pain is a universal human experience and 100% of the time, it is produced by the brain. This includes all pain, no matter how it feels, sharp, dull, strong or mild and no matter how long you have had it. Pain is a complex condition that can have a serious impact on your physical and mental wellbeing and generally defined as acute or chronic.
- Acute pain is a pain you have had for a few weeks or months. This is common with tissue damage, say from a back injury or ankle spray. The advice is to stay active and gradually get back to doing normal things.
- Chronic or persistent pain is ongoing or recurrent pain, usually lasting for six months or more and does not involve any tissue damage. What is not clear though, is that when told you have chronic pain, what to do about it.