ACUTE PAIN FROM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, WORK-RELATED INJURY OR SPORTS INJURY
Acute pain is a type of pain that typically lasts less than 3 to 6 months or pain that is directly related to soft tissue damage such as a sprain. It is typically of short duration and gradually resolves as the injured tissues heal. Acute pain is distinct from chronic pain. Often episodes of acute pain are seen with soft tissue injuries from motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, and sports/recreational injuries.