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The Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center helps people with persistent pain return to an active lifestyle and has found that among patients who finish the program, nearly 84% report greater control over pain, 70% note a decrease in pain severity, 93% report an increase in aerobic activity levels, and 90% report a decrease in depressive symptoms.

Pain Rehabilitation Center in Minnesota: Treatment outcomes. http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-rehabilitation/minnesota/overview. Published January 17, 2013

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Pain Rehabilitation Center in Minnesota: Treatment outcomes
Publication Date
Published January 17, 2013
Authors
Mayo Clinic
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