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2022 Sep 21

Scand J Pain

Pain “chronification”: what is the problem with this model?



There appears to be an unwarranted focus on all chronic pain being a "chronification" of acute pain. Despite a plethora of studies on mechanisms to prevent this "chronification" following surgery, the positive effects have been minimal. An alternate model to explain chronic pain is presented.