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The surprising incidence of pain in young adults

Friyana Bhabha

Short and long term pain is common in the 18-25 year old age group.

Take Home Messages: Pain is commonly encountered in young adults. Increased pain levels are linked with increasing feelings of anxiety and depression, and poorer self-rated health. Assisting young adults with chronic pain in the workplace is important. They are often embarking on full-time employment and may need extra support and assistance in the workplace. Why the study matters: Chronic longstanding pain is associated with a range of negat...

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