All chronic pain starts as acute pain. In most people, acute pain passes, but in 10-50%, chronic pain develops into moderate-severe pain in 2-10%. Today we do not know enough about who develops chronic pain and whether this can be prevented.
Patients with chronic pain pose a unique therapeutic challenge both in connection with operations and at home in everyday life. The Interdisciplinary Pain Center researches the treatment of chronic pain, e.g., within own coping with pain, reductions or downregulations of opioid treatment, and benefit and harm of cannabis treatment.