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    Chronic Pain - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors are things that increase your chances of getting sick or having a problem. Risk factors for chronic pain include:

    Other risk factors include stress, relationship problems, or a history of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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