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  • One in four Americans suffers from chronic pain.
  • Common forms of chronic pain are back pain, headaches, arthritis, joint and muscular pain and pain from injury.
  • Anxiety, stress, depression, anger and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and decrease the body’s production of natural pain killers.
  • Negative feelings may increase the level of substances that amplify the sensations of pain.
  • Symptoms of chronic pain may include (but are not limited to) weakness, numbness, tingling, sleeping difficulties, lack of energy and depression.