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The great unknown: risk factors for co-existing chronic pain syndromes

Joy Hewitt

The current understanding of the occurrence of multiple regional chronic pain syndromes is discussed and concludes more research is needed.

Take Home Messages: The general risk factors that lead to chronic pain sufferers experiencing multiple, apparently unrelated pain syndromes are poorly understood. Clinical research is needed to provide a better understanding of the occurrence of multiple chronic pain syndromes and to help improve the management of people who experience such pain. Why the research matters: Developing a better understanding of chronic pain is ...

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