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Causes of chronic pain – untreated or undertreated acute pain

It is known that undertreated or untreated acute pain following injury or surgery can lead to the development of chronic pain. This post will gather studies on this specific topic to create a resource of the latest evidence.

Relationship between acute pain trajectories after an emergency department visit and chronic pain: a Canadian prospective cohort study Daoust1,2, Jean Paquet1, Alexis Cournoyer2,3, Éric Piette2, Judy Morris3, Justine Lessard1,2, Gilles Lavigne4, Jean-Marc Chauny3 December 2020.

Conclusion: Specific acute pain trajectories (moderate-severe and severe pain) following an ED visit are closely related to the development of chronic pain 3 months later.

Author: PsychosomaticAddict

Chronic Pain Patient Advocate. Pain Coach. Patient. Living with High Impact Chronic Pain and advocating for proper pain treatment, including opioids where appropriate. Busting the myths. Exposing the actual science.

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