What is pain? Pain is defined as a sensation or feeling that is unpleasant or hurts. If you feel pain, it normally indicates something is wrong. Pain has different ranges and can have a quick onset or develop over time. Each individual feels pain differently and it is a unique experience.
There are two types of pain – acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is considered pain that is intense and short-lived. Normally, acute pain is associated with an injury and goes away once the injury has healed. Chronic pain is considered a pain that is lasting. The severity of the pain can range from mild to severe.