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.
Are you using a laptop computer right now? If so, I want you to turn your attention to your body position. Are you sitting or lying down? What are shoulders doing? Are they slouched and droopy? What about your neck? Is it careening forward as you strain to see the screen? Your body posture can look pretty darn awkward while working on a laptop…