Vail Daily health feature: Cracking the chronic pain mystery

Vail Daily health feature: Cracking the chronic pain mystery
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By caramie schnell

At times, chronic pain can seem like an unsolved mystery, with few clues leading one toward the cause, or the cure, for this pain. Even those in the medical field are unsure why some people experience chronic pain weeks, months or even years, after an injury, while others heal in the standard amount of timeCHRONIC PAIN AND THE BRAINKeith McCarroll, physical therapist and owner of Ascent Physical Therapy in Avon, said in roughly 20 to 25 percent of patients with injuries, acute pain becomes chronic. With acute pain, the nervous system sends signals to your brain alerting you of a …

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