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Kids 'catch' parents' chronic pain

Adolescents whose parents suffer from chronic pain may be more likely to develop ongoing pain too – especially if the parent tends to 'catastrophise' pain.

Using the wrong painkillers?

You've taken four tablets for a splitting headache, but they don't seem to be working. So you try two other types – painkillers are painkillers, right? Not so, say the experts.

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Dr Raath originally specialised and worked as an anaesthesiologist in private practice. In 2008 he obtained his Fellowship In Interventional Pain Practice and since then has operated the the Pain Clinic at the Netcare Jakaranda Hospital in Pretoria which treats all forms of chronic pain. Read more here.

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