Apr 5, 2013 4:25 AM by Lacey Steele

There may be a link between strokes and chronic pain

Chronic pain is an often under-recognized complication of stroke.

Researchers in Ireland analyzed data collected from 15,000 adults who had suffered a stroke and found one in ten had chronic pain.

Their pain stemmed from stiff muscles or shoulder pain as a result of the stroke.

For some, their brain injury made touch and temperature come across as pain.


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