There are many factors that affect the development of chronic pain such as age, level of disability, depression, or the presence of nerve damage; however, there are enormous implications for the development of strategies to prevent chronic pain.
Some hurts last a lifetime. Recently, when I asked a 52 year old woman about her childhood, she started to cry. Like so many victims of child abuse, her hurts are lasting a lifetime. And she is not the only one. One in fifty-eight children are victims of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse. All of these adverse experiences…