Acute pain is easy to understand. Chronic pain is more complex and affects each of us differently. However, recent research shows that a multi-faceted approach is most effective for long-lasting relief.
Acute pain: the hot stove
Pain is an important part of how our bodies operate. It lets us know that we could be damaging ourselves. For instance, the moment your finger hits a hot burner on the stove, a rapid-fire neurochemical response is set in motion that results in pain that forces your hand away from it before any further injury can occur. In other words, an immediate desire for pain relief is a natural instinct. Read more