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5 Reasons You Are Experiencing Chronic Pain


We often get aches and pains throughout the day, but that’s just part of being alive—and it gets more prevalent as we age. However, many people unfortunately have pain that never quite goes away, although the intensity might fluctuate.

While your doctor may prescribe you an ongoing concoction of painkillers to manage the symptoms, they may not always know the root cause of the pain. The reasons you’re experiencing chronic pain can be from an old forgotten injury, or something more serious that should be examined further. Here are five reasons you can’t seem to shake the pain…

 

1. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

It sounds painful and complex, so it usually is. The Mayo Clinic says this is a more rare cause of chronic pain that can become apparent following an injury, heart attack, or stroke. However, the clinic said the pain from this disorder is often not consistent with the injury or initial health problem (it’s worse).

While this syndrome isn’t completely understood (giving it the complex tag), there is some treatment that can help alleviate the pain or put it into remission. Some symptoms of the syndrome include burning in your extremities, oversensitivity to coldness, changes in skin color, muscle spasms and weakness, and even partial paralysis.

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