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Raising Awareness for Chronic Pain: What You Can Do to Raise Awareness

Raising Chronic Pain Awareness

While chronic pain effects millions of people around the world, it is one of the least understood conditions because, while the patient may be feeling terrible, they typically look find on the outside. In addition, prior to real understanding about chronic pain, it gained a stigma, mostly from those with addiction problems claiming to experience this issue, but simply hoping for a prescription for pain medication. Even though chronic pain is more understood than ever before,...

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