Pain is a sensory experience specific to each individual. It is usually the result of physical damage, but also presents chronically, with no apparent cause.
Pain is uncomfortable. It has a direct impact on our quality of life and can affect multiple aspects of our daily routine.
- Mood, morale, patience
- Social life, feeling of isolation
- Financial situation and employment
- And more
For your physical and psychological health, do not hesitate to take action if you feel pain. Here’s some information to help you determine the right treatment to find relief and regain the pleasure of moving freely.
What are the different types of pain?
Pain is a complex phenomenon with different levels of severity. However, it usually falls into two broad categories: acute pain and chronic pain.
Acute pain has causes that are generally easy to identify. It is associated with temporary physical injury or problems such as fractures, sprains, tears, burns, surgery, etc.
Acute pain gradually resolves in less than three months as the cause disappears and the person recovers.
Chronic pain develops for no clear reason and lasts more than three months. The World Health Organization gives it the status of a “disease” because it is not a symptom.
According to the Government of Canada, nearly 8 million Canadians live with chronic pain.