September is National Pain Awareness Month. So why do we need a Pain Awareness Month? Most people think of pan as a symptom and not as a disease in it's own right.
When we are injured, we have acute pain. But not all pain is acute pain. There are many syndromes that cause chronic pain and are diagnoses themselves.
CRPS/RSD = when the nervous system goes haywire and the nerves send messages to the brain saying that the injury isn't healed. The nervous system is sending independent nerve signals. It is usually preceded by an injury.
Fibromyalgia = it is a more generalized pain that is accompanied by fatigue