What is Acute Pain?
It is generally a self-limiting type of pain that can be caused by a sprain/strain type of injuries. It usually comes on suddenly and caused by something specific. How long it lasts can vary by injury type, but normally this pain lasts between 2-3 weeks to 3 months.
It is not based on “type” of pain, rather how long the pain lasts. The pain is usually more severe in the initial stages and gradually dissipates over time.
Causes of Acute Pain
It is often the result of an injury or an event. Here are some common examples:
Injury (fracture/broken bones e.g.)
Dental work/Oral Surgery
Burns or lacerations
Labor and childbirth