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What's more painful than chronic pain? Chronic pain in 'The System'

Gabrielle Lis

Workers' comp and RTW systems can exacerbate chronic pain, but as Coralie Wales from Chronic Pain Australia explains, that's not the end of the story...

All pain is unpleasant but usually it performs a useful function. The experience of pain lets us know that we have been hurt and need to recover. Unfortunately, pain sometimes sticks around longer than necessary – a bit like a car alarm blaring on an empty street at three in the morning. As a term, chronic pain sounds pretty straightforward. We know what pain is, because we’ve felt it. The concept of chronic pain – p...

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