Acute pain is caused by tissue damage while chronic pain is when the pain signaling itself is altered.
Hypermobility or being “double jointed” refers to joints that move beyond the normal range of motion. It is very common in children.
Dr. Elisha Peterson addresses some common misconceptions about pain medicine and explains what actually happens in pain medicine clinics.
Healthy children who repeatedly complain of stomach aches for two months or more may have something called “functional abdominal pain.”
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