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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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When Your Pain Medication Isn't Working

More than 100 million Americans have chronic pain. If you're one of them, controlling it will likely require searching for treatments beyond medication. That's because pain medication, while helpful, often cannot provide complete relief of pain. It may reduce but not eliminate pain. Carla Ulbrich, 45, is willing to use medication to help control her chronic pain. But she sees it as just one piece of her overall plan. For the past 20 years, lupus and fibromyalgia have caused pain to smolder and...

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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