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Can pain be prevented?

Unfortunately, pain is a part of our everyday lives. There is no fool-proof way to completely avoid or prevent pain, and even if you could, you would not want to. Pain can be a good thing. It alerts us to problems within our bodies and stops us from doing serious harm to ourselves.

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