Why do some pains become chronic?

Sian Jaggar

in Long-term pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199214150
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729911 | DOI:
Why do some pains become chronic?

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Chronic pain happens for many different reasons and not only as a consequence of tissue injury. There are also many different risk factors. This chapter describes two patients and how pain becomes long term for the second.

Chapter.  1179 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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