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
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6507-0198Raoul 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.