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Pain changes how pain works

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

Pain itself often changes the way the way pain works, so that patients with pain actually becomes more sensitive and gets more pain with less provocation. This awful (and surprisingly common) phenomenon is called central sensitization. Everyone should know about this: owner’s manual stuff.

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