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What Happens When Pain Goes Untreated?

key information

source: The Ehlers-Danlos Society

year: 2016


Our doctors are more likely to listen to us and treat our pain if they can see evidence and as people with pain, the more we know about what the consequences are, the better we can work to prevent them and search out more appropriate tools for our pain toolbox.

Pain steal the resources we need to get through our days. Let’s define some of these losses by looking at three general areas:
– Neural and Brain changes
– Physical damage (cardiovascular, respiratory, immune system)
– Social and psychological effects

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