Prevention & Early Intervention Resources

Pain at the time of injury is called acute pain and is normal. It’s your body’s warning system alerting you to harm or danger. 

Sometimes, an injury heals but pain still persists. This is called chronic pain. Pain is typically considered chronic if it lasts more than three months. The best thing you can do to reduce your chances of developing chronic pain is to look after yourself: Try to keep active, manage your stress and anxiety, eat and sleep well, and follow your treatment plan.

Here are some resources to help you manage acute pain and prevent it from becoming chronic.

General information for understanding acute pain


Anxiety and chronic pain


Diet and pain