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What is Chronic pain?

What is Chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a condition in which there is long-term pain. It is due to an on-going firing of the nervous system ...more »

  • Chronic pain: Ongoing pain of any type.

Chronic pain: Introduction

Types of Chronic pain:

Types of Chronic pain:

Broader types of Chronic pain:

Who gets Chronic pain?

Profile for Chronic pain: Many chronic pain conditions affect older adults. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Chronic Pain Information Page: NINDS)

Gender Profile for Chronic pain: It is now widely believed that pain affects men and women differently. While the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone certainly play a role in this phenomenon, psychology and culture, too, may account at least in part for differences in how men and women receive pain signals. For example, young children may learn to respond to pain based on how they are treated when they experience pain. Some children may be cuddled and comforted, while others may be encouraged to tough it out and to dismiss their pain. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

How serious is Chronic pain?

Prognosis of Chronic pain: Many people with chronic pain can be helped if they understand all the causes of pain and the many and varied steps that can be taken to undo what chronic pain has done. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Chronic Pain Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Chronic pain?

Causes of Chronic pain: see causes of Chronic pain
Risk factors for Chronic pain: see risk factors for Chronic pain

What are the symptoms of Chronic pain?

Symptoms of Chronic pain: see symptoms of Chronic pain

Chronic pain: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chronic pain.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chronic pain.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Chronic pain: see treatments for Chronic pain
Alternative treatments for Chronic pain: see alternative treatments for Chronic pain
Research for Chronic pain: see research for Chronic pain

Name and Aliases of Chronic pain

Main name of condition: Chronic pain

Other names or spellings for Chronic pain:

Chronic pain: Related Conditions

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