WHAT IS CHRONIC PAIN?

Chronic pain can be defined as pain that persists most days
or every day for six months or more. For some individuals, pain
can last a lifetime.

Chronic pain can take many forms:

  • mild to severe
  • intermittent to continuous
  • ANNOYING TO DISABLING

SOURCES
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https://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=57
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http://www.abpm.org/faq
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September is Pain Awareness Month.Join the U.S. Pain Foundation this month as we create awareness about #LifeWithPain.