Know about the different types of pain
Acute pain: usually starts suddenly and has a known cause, like an injury or surgery. It normally gets better as your body heals.procedures solid icon
Chronic pain: lasts 3 months or more and can be caused by a disease or condition, injury, medical treatment, inflammation, or even an unknown reason.
Three ways you can help safely manage your pain:
- Work with your doctor to make and follow a plan
- Set realistic goals to return to an activity that pain prevents you from doing
- Choose low risk pain relief options