Acute pain is pain of a short, limited duration, usually the result of an injury, surgery or medical illness. Acute pain often goes away with the healing process.

Chronic pain continues for longer periods of time, sometimes even despite the healing of the original injury. Treatments for acute and chronic pain are often quite different.

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