Published by Clinical Pain Advisor

The development of and recovery from chronic pain was found to be highly dependent on a patient’s previous history of pain in a study published in the European Journal of Pain.

The study included a random sample of participants from a population-based study (HUNT 3; n=4782). Each participant answered postal questionnaires every 3 months for 1 year, and then 1 annual questionnaire for the following 3 years. A total of 3405 participants completed the study.

Among participants who did not have chronic pain at baseline, the probability of developing moderate to severe chronic pain during the first year was 5%.