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Social activities improve pain management

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Patients with chronic pain are better able to cope with their condition and enjoy life if they engage in regular social activities, rather than focusing their energies on work and finding a “fast cure”, according to Swedish nurse researchers.

They interviewed with ten people who had experienced chronic pain for between four and 32 years.

The authors said: “Understanding how people are affected by chronic pain enables healthcare professionals to give them the support they need to adapt their lives.”

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