Melissa Farmer

What Exactly Is Pain?

Acute pain is a fundamental part of our existence because it protects us from injuries. Chronic pain is not caused by the normal activity of sensory neurons that contribute to acute pain. Chronic pain has no utility for us in the way acute pain does.

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Mika Marjalaakso

A Chronic Pain Story

Your back hurts, and it has been hurting for some time already. Maybe it started with an accident or with some heavy lifting. You figured rest will do the trick and that you just have to give it a bit of time to heal.

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