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Is There a Specific “Type” That Gets Chronic Pain?

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As weird as it seems the short answer is “yes” -- there are some that are more prone to having chronic pain than others. According to the University of Michigan Health systems one in five people experience chronic pain.

As I wrote in a different article on the web, “many of those women were African American. Typically a woman's chronic pain complaint was less likely to garner a reaction than their male counterparts at their health care professional's office. Research in this area has also shown that adults over the age of 50 were more able to cope with their pain, while those younger than 50 years old were more prone to depression.”

There are some risk factors that can help make you more prone to having chronic pain. These include poor diet and exercise, smoking, aging, having a variety of underlying health conditions, and your lifestyle. Try to stay active and alert at all times. Fix your diet to include healthy choices. See your health care professional for your conditions and take on course for all treatments. When the body becomes sedentary and restricted is when the really hard parts of chronic pain seep in and take control. Take charge of your own life and health and be proactive, it’s the best preventative advice out there.

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