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What sort of disease is chronic pain?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Fibromyalgia is one
Fibromyalgai is a chronic pain example.
These people have chronic muscle aching, tender areas to touch, and many have poor sleep, deconditioning and psychological issues. Each type of chronic pain depends on the clinical symptoms, the clincial findings whcih is true for all medical conditions. Laboratory testing and imaging can help clarify but the phsyician evaluation - most important.

In brief: Fibromyalgia is one
Fibromyalgai is a chronic pain example.
These people have chronic muscle aching, tender areas to touch, and many have poor sleep, deconditioning and psychological issues. Each type of chronic pain depends on the clinical symptoms, the clincial findings whcih is true for all medical conditions. Laboratory testing and imaging can help clarify but the phsyician evaluation - most important.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Long-term
Any pain that persists either longer than it should be expected to last, or more arbitrarily 3 to 6 months, is considered chronic pain.

In brief: Long-term
Any pain that persists either longer than it should be expected to last, or more arbitrarily 3 to 6 months, is considered chronic pain.
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: It Is Not
Chronic pain is a symptom. Different patterns of chronic pain arise from various physical disorders; "pain generator".
To my mind most chronic pain is generated from chronic soft tissue disorders. Mri's & x-rays fail to detect soft tissue disorders. A sensitive physician (especially osteopath) can diagnose. Physical therapists also understand these disorders. See chronic pain board at quoa.Com.

In brief: It Is Not
Chronic pain is a symptom. Different patterns of chronic pain arise from various physical disorders; "pain generator".
To my mind most chronic pain is generated from chronic soft tissue disorders. Mri's & x-rays fail to detect soft tissue disorders. A sensitive physician (especially osteopath) can diagnose. Physical therapists also understand these disorders. See chronic pain board at quoa.Com.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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