Acute and chronic pain affects millions. How can cannabis help?

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Chronic pain versus acute pain Acute pain and chronic pain range in severity and intensity, sharing some similarities and some differences. According to one study that focused on chronic and acute pain across 42 countries, it was found that 20.6 per cent of young people experienced chronic pain related to headaches, backaches or stomach issues. However, it’s possible to experience chronic pain even if there has been no prior injury, illness or damage to the body. With acute pain, usually it is sharp, but on average, doesn’t stick around longer than six months or so. / Chronic pain is a different story and, unfortunately, is often ongoing and lasting longer than six months. For example, acute pain oftentimes arises suddenly as a result of something specific.

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Not only is chronic and acute pain associated with physical, mental and emotional damage, it has been shown to also significantly interfere with people’s well-being and quality of life.

According to one study that focused on chronic and acute pain across 42 countries, it was found that 20.6 per cent of young people experienced chronic pain related to headaches, backaches or stomach issues.

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