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VUBToday: Children with chronic pain less sensitive to pain after pain education

One fifth of Belgians suffer from chronic pain for which no clear cause can be found. Previous scientific research by the VUB research group Pain in Motion, led by Prof Jo Nijs, has already shown that adult patients experience less pain when they understand what pain is and how it arises. PhD research by Roselien Pas conducted with UAntwerpen and under the supervision of Prof Kelly Ickmans now shows that such education also works in children who are suffering from persistent pain.  read more on VUB Today