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Is physical pain serious?

The causes of physical pain range from a stubbed toe to life-threatening cancer. Physical pain that lasts a long time can also be a risk factor for depression and anxiety, and people getting treatment for physical pain may become addicted to medications. Although some physical pain can be a minor, temporary condition, other physical pain can be a sign of serious disease.

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