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Condition / Chronic back pain

Chronic back pain

Acute pain is the immediate pain related to an initial injury or trauma. Chronic pain is very different; it involves changes to the brain and nerves supplying the site of the pain, and can continue even in the absence of any underlying physical disorder. Typically, pain is classified as ‘chronic’ when it persists for longer than 12 weeks, after which the initial injury can reasonably be expected to have healed.