Research continues to be done to determine what puts people at risk for chronic pain. Some studies suggest that several injuries during childhood can later lead to an early onset of chronic pain. Figuring out what causes chronic pain is an ongoing endeavor.
Imagine if a paper cut felt like a red, hot poker stabbed you. Imagine if a small bruise felt like a sledge hammer hit you. If you are able to imagine these examples or maybe have even felt this way, then you know what it is like to have hyperalgesia. This term means that the tissue involved has an increased sensitivity to painful stimuli. The…