What are the different types of pain?
Types of pain include the following:
- Acute pain—may come from inflammation, tissue damage, injury, illness, or recent surgery and is of short duration, usually lasting less than a week or two. It usually ends after the underlying cause is treated or has been resolved.
- Chronic pain—pain that persists for weeks, months, or even years.
- Pain related to medical procedures—if you are undergoing a medical treatment that may have associated pain your physician will discuss pain treatment and management with you.