COVID-19 & Pain: Acute and Postinfection Manifestations

Leo Robert

Pain is a common complication of COVID-19 infection, during the illness and afterwards. Click through this summary of new data on acute pain and risk for persistent pain from COVID-19.

A common complication of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that merits particular vigilance from doctors—when their patients have it and after—is pain, according to the authors of a recent review in Pain Reports. In it, they summarize incidences of acute pain during COVID-19, disorders accompanying COVID-19 that increase the risk of persistent pain, and the implications for patients who have chronic pain.

Key points from the Pain Reports article are highlighted in the slides below.

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