a description of the pathophysiology of acute, chronic, and referred pain, including similarities and differences between them. Then, explain how the factors you selected might impact the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and prescription of treatment for acute, chronic, and referred pain.
Pathophysiology and Treatment of Acute, Chronic and Referred Pain Name Institutional Affiliation Pathophysiology of Chronic, Acute and Referred Pain Chronic pain is normally defined as pain which persists the expected time needed for healing of injured body tissues. Chronic pain usually arises from persistent acute pain and is associated with central nervous system both structurally and functionally and hence, requires various therapeutic approaches (Cameron, 2012). Furthermore, the pain is associated with injuries or diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, which results in a change in the physiological properties of the peripheral nervous system. As such, this condition is no longer considered as a symptom but a dise