Differentiating between Acute Pain vs Chronic Pain

Do you know the difference between acute pain and chronic pain?

Acute pain is a symptom and chronic pain is a disease.

(In acute pain the extremity of the body that is injured will employ the parietal lobe of the opposite side of the brain to feel the pain).

brain, medical illustrationAcute pain employs the parietal lobe when injury occurs, however, when one suffers from constant pain known as chronic pain, this type of pain employs the frontal lobe which is the emotional center of the brain. Therefore, chronic pain can eventually lead to depression.

One must understand that acute pain is a symptom and chronic pain is a disease.

At Medical Art Works our custom illustrations include these important fact which will help a jury understand the pain and suffering without actually having a pain and suffering expert on the stand. They help in understanding why there will be subsequent damages associated with the initial injury and why further intervention may be necessary.


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