chronic pain

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What is chronic pain?

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Pain that lasts for 3 months or longer is called chronic. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. It’s normal for you to have pain when you are injured or ill. But pain that lasts for weeks, months, or years is not normal. Chronic pain can occur anywhere in your body. It can range from being mild and annoying to being so bad that it gets in the way of your daily activities.

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What causes chronic pain?

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The cause of chronic pain is not always clear. It may occur because brain chemicals that usually stop pain after you get better from an illness or injury are not working right. Or damaged nerves can cause the pain. Chronic pain can also occur without a known cause.

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What other problems can chronic pain cause?

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If you have pain for a long time, it can make you feel very tired and may lead to depression. It can get in the way of your usual social and physical activities. You may have so much pain that you can’t go to work or school. The emotional upset may make your pain worse. Your body’s defense system (immune system) may get weak, leading to lots of infections and illnesses.

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How is it treated?

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Our massage therapists have both Western and Oriental massage technique and skill. They will make a treatment plan for you, including combining treatments, such as Swedish massage, Acupressure and Chinese Tuina. Relieve your pain and stress.