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Migraine, non-migraine headaches, recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), and RLS were reported significantly more frequently in cases than controls (P-values of 0.01, <0.001, 0.01, and 0.03, respectively). Parental migraine, RAP, and RLS were also significantly associated with adolescent chronic pain in the multivariate analyses. Individual history of migraine, non-migraine headaches, and RAP, along with parental history of RAP and depression significantly accounted for 36%–49% of variance in chronic pain. Other associations with chronic pain were generally in accordance with previous reports.

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The identified potential risk factors for chronic pain in adolescents, when methodically explored by history, might enable improved insight and management of the chronic pain problem.

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This page is a summary of: In search of risk factors for chronic pain in adolescents: a case&amp;ndash;control study of childhood and parental associations, Journal of Pain Research, March 2014, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.2147/jpr.s48154.
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