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What is the purpose of pain?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Believe it or not, pain can be a good thing. The nervous system triggers a sensation of pain to stop you from doing something that might cause a severe injury and to let you know that something may be wrong. In most cases, if you treat the source of the pain, it will go away.

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