For anyone who didn’t know chronic pain is when you have experienced pain for longer than six weeks and acute pain is pain that you are experiencing for up to six weeks.
There are a number of reasons for chronic back pain, from compression of the lumber vertebrae to prolapsed disc and sciatica.
The problem with chronic pain is that it doesn’t go away easily, it’s best treated with drugs and some complementary treatments or injections. All of which might not work the first time you have the treatment.
To avoid any sort of pain becoming chronic you should ‘never leave it to longer than a couple of weeks before you have seeked medical help. By then you will definitely need some form of treatment after investigation, but getting it sorted before then can be the difference between very little or no pain to constant chronic pain.
So, just remember never ‘leave’ it or else you mind end up with ‘keeping’ it.