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What increases my risk for psychogenic pain?

People who are experience emotional or mental issues in their life may suffer psychogenic pain--pain that either has no apparent cause, or is more severe than would be expected from their condition. Other people may experience chronic pain due to a physical injury or disorder, and the fear of the recurring pain may lead to an experience of pain when there is nothing to cause it.

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