Chronic pain is a pain that remains for long periods of time and may range from mild to severe pain. Any pain which is chronic can last recurrently anywhere from a period of months to years. Causes of chronic pain include injury, infections, illnesses including cancer, arthritis and nerve damage. Many therapeutic treatments exist for chronic pain including physical therapy, hypnosis, message and meditation. Other treatments include medication, acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, and Reiki.
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