What Causes Chronic Pain?

Anything from a bad mattress to stomach ulcers can cause chronic pain. While it may begin with an injury or illness, pain can develop a psychological dimension once the physical problem heals.

  • Nerve Pain – When nerve fibers get damaged, the result can be chronic pain.
  • Burns and Pain – Burns differ in type and severity — as does the pain.
  • Compressed Nerve (Pinched Nerve) – Pinched nerves can sometimes lead to other conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow. Early diagnosis can prevent damage.

Are You at Risk?

  • Chronic Pain Conditions – What increases your risk of chronic pain? Your age and gender (being female) play big roles.
  • Aches and Pains in Baby Boomers – Boomers are falling prey to aches and pains of aging. The trend is pushing new pain treatments into development.
  • Joint Pain and Aging – Creaking knees and hips aren’t an inevitable part of aging — and they are a big deal, because they affect every aspect of your life.
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