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Chronic pain (symptom description): Chronic pain is listed as a type of or related-symptom for symptom Pain.

Chronic pain (symptom description): For a medical symptom description of 'Chronic pain', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Pain (type of symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Chronic pain' may be possible.

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Chronic pain (medical condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Chronic pain', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Chronic pain (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Chronic pain (medical condition): Ongoing pain of any type

Chronic pain (medical condition): Chronic pain is the result of an ongoing long-term firing of the nervous system that signals pain for weeks, months, or even years. Chronic pain has many causes and can manifest in a large variety of physical and mental symptoms, including depression. Chronic pain can be due to an injury or an illness or the pain may be psychogenic. Psychogenic pain is not related to any illness, physical condition, or injury.

Chronic pain often affects older adults, but it can occur at any age. Chronic pain can be mild, moderate, or severe. No matter what the cause, age of the person, or intensity, chronic pain may seriously impede a person's ability to concentrate, work, and participate in the activities of daily living.

Chronic pain: While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Chronic Pain Information Page: NINDS)

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