The association between chronic pain and obesity

  title={The association between chronic pain and obesity},
  author={Akiko Okifuji and Bradford D. Hare},
  booktitle={Journal of pain research},
Obesity and pain present serious public health concerns in our society. Evidence strongly suggests that comorbid obesity is common in chronic pain conditions, and pain complaints are common in obese individuals. In this paper, we review the association between obesity and pain in the general population as well as chronic pain patients. We also review the relationship between obesity and pain response to noxious stimulation in animals and humans. Based upon the existing research, we present… CONTINUE READING
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