Some people think of this pain as ‘a new injury‘. Of course, the change in pain is rarely associated with tissue damage, calling it an ‘injury‘ is probably not especially accurate.
Some people call the change in pain ‘acute on chronic‘ pain. I’m not sure what the ‘acute‘ refers to – acute pain is usually defined as short-term, and is often associated with tissue changes.
And some people call it ‘breakthrough‘ pain, probably drawn from the term used in cancer pain. (more…)