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Ashland Therapist Gives Insight On Chronic Pain

Depression and chronic pain are associated with dry-eye syndrome, a British study finds. And it's more likely as you age.
Depression and chronic pain.

Each of us will deal with pain at a few points in our lives, even if it's fleeting.

For some people, it is the opposite of fleeting. Chronic pain sufferers, for a variety of reasons, feel pain that will not go away with standard medical treatments, and often seek out non-standard remedies as well.

Elisa Friedlander of Ashland, a licensed therapist, suffers from chronic pain and counsels other people with similar conditions.

She visits to give us a glimpse of life for people who deal with pain constantly.

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