10 things most people don’t understand about chronic pain

Chronic pain can be defined as pain that sticks around longer than is  appropriate, or that grows beyond what is appropriate with or without a  clear cause.

Pain originates in the brain

Your brain sends signals  to the nerves in your hand to create the sensation of pain there.

When our bodies are functioning normally, the pain stops. For acute injuries, pain typically less than three to six months.

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Chronic pain usually persists for 3-6 months

Chronic pain is regularly overlooked

The sad truth about chronic pain is that while millions of dollars are  spent in an effort to cure fatal diseases, chronic pain research is underfunded.

Chronic pain is less a cause-and-effect phenomenon and more like credit card debt.

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Chronic pain is like credit card debt


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