As REM so aptly stated, Everybody Hurts. But it turns out, not everybody hurts the same. “Pain is the single most common symptom reported when seeking medical attention. Under normal circumstances, pain signals injury, and the natural response is to protect ourselves until we have recovered and the pain subsides. Unfortunately, people differ not only in their ability to detect, tolerate and respond to pain but also in how they report it and how they respond to various treatments.” Why do some people hurt more than others.

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