Chronic pain can be present without actual tissue damage, or even after tissue damage has healed. It can be triggered when your brain weighs all the factors and determines that you are in danger. You can protect yourself from – and reduce – chronic pain by bolstering up your protective factors and reducing your risk factors.

Click on the image to see the protective factors and risk factors.
chronic pain factor chart LARGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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