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Social Isolation and Chronic Pain

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When you are trapped in pain you have a difficult time reaching out. Others do not necessarily want to interact with angry people. The problem becomes greatly magnified in that it has been shown that social rejection shares the same neurological circuits in the brain as chronic physical pain. In this episode, spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom explores the issues of social isolation that often accompany chronic pain and discusses ways that the pain sufferer can reconnect with family and friends. For more information, go to: http://www.backincontrol.com/the-pain-of-social-isolation.

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