Other Definitions of Pain

Persistent (or ‘chronic’) Pain

Persistent (or chronic) Pain is pain that outlasts the healing process (usually taken to be less than 3-6 months).

Complex Pain

Pain of high intensity associated with significant disability and/or distress.

Allodynia

Pain from an innocuous stimulus.

Hyperalgesia

Increased pain from a stimulus that doesn’t normally provoke pain e.g. light touch.