Chronic Pain: Living Well with Pain Program
Phone: 315 464-6312
An Interdisciplinary Program for Chronic Pain Management
Pain is not necessarily bad. Sometimes it works as a warning system to alert the body to danger. It comes in all different shapes and sizes. People with the same condition can have very different pain experiences which are dependent on many factors.
What is Chronic Pain?
Acute vs. Chronic: Acute pain is usually severe and is a signal to our bodies to stop the activity. It may need medical assessment. It is important to realize that we should stop activity to prevent further injury.
Chronic pain, however, is different. It is not necessarily an alert to danger. It is pain that lasts for more than six months and interferes with many aspects of your life. It is not all in your head. It can affect emotions, family relationships, work, hobbies, sports, and the way you feel about yourself.