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Living With Chronic Pain

What Is Pain Tolerance?

Why is back pain or a knee injury annoying to one person and sheer agony to another? Turns out, an individual's tolerance to pain is as unique as the person. It is shaped by some surprising biological factors, as well as some psychological factors that we can actually try to control. Feeling pain is an important experience.… Continue reading What Is Pain Tolerance?

Living With Chronic Pain

Debunking Common Myths About Chronic Pain

Many Americans downplay pain as an annoying part of getting older. In fact, one recent study found that we rank pain at the bottom of a list of health concerns including cancer, obesity, heart disease, alcohol and drug abuse, and AIDS. According to multiple studies, it's estimated that between 20-30% of people in this country… Continue reading Debunking Common Myths About Chronic Pain