Chronic Pain Vs Acute Pain

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No the brain does not perceive acute and chronic pain differently. The perception of pain is subjective to each individual person based on his or her own mood, emotional state, and prior experience. A functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) shows that there is no difference between someone with chronic pain compared to a person with an acute pain. The fMRI shows that pain perception and related brain stimulation patterns were virtually undistinguishable between chronic and acute pain. Most of the United States medical field does not understand nor manage chronic pain well. They look at pain as a physical symptom but it’s mainly psychological. We keep running the same neurons that produce pain and they get better at producing pain,
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