By Pat Anson, Editor
Chronic pain that persists after a traumatic event may be caused more by stress and other psychological factors rather than a lingering injury, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine say they’ve also identified a genetic risk factor for chronic pain after a stressful event such as a sexual assault or motor vehicle collision.
“Our study findings indicate that mechanisms influencing chronic pain development may be related to the stress response, rather than any specific injury caused by the traumatic event,” said Samuel McLean, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology and senior author of the study published in the journal Pain.
“In other words, our results suggest that in some individuals something goes wrong with the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response or the body’s recovery from this response, and persistent pain results.”
Read more at National Pain Report.
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