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What is Chronic Secondary Pain?

Chronic secondary pain is a type of pain that is the result of an underlying condition or injury. It is considered “secondary” because it is not the primary condition or injury causing the pain, but rather a symptom or complication of a disease or permanent injury.

Chronic Secondary pain is nociceptive pain, that is, pain caused by tissue damage.

Examples of chronic secondary pain include chronic pain resulting from a previous injury, chronic pain resulting from a chronic illness such as multiple sclerosis, arachnoiditis or rheumatoid arthritis, or chronic pain resulting from a nerve damage. It usually lasts for more than six months.

Author: PsychosomaticAddict

Chronic Pain Patient Advocate. Pain Coach. Patient. Living with High Impact Chronic Pain and advocating for proper pain treatment, including opioids where appropriate. Busting the myths. Exposing the actual science.

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