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What causes chronic pain in some, but not others, given similar/same circumstances?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Great question: There seems to be a predisposition in the make up of some individuals that makes them susceptible to move from acute pain to chronic pain. Bottom line we don't really know.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Variability: The answer is very complex, and somewhat theoretical. No two people are the same. Processing of pain is different in different people. No two injuries are the same. People's percetion of pain and pain tolerance differs. As you see there are many variables.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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