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Pain Management board

I have fibromyalgia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy. I have had many different treatments including stellate ganglion blocks, PT (which made my knees worse), been on many meds, seen dozens of doctors, use a TENS, lidoderm patches, etc. I am again seeing a therapist to help me cope with the pain, etc from the RSD. One of the things that keeps coming back in my sessions is the abusive childhood I had. My sister has MS and my step-brother (no genetics there) has fibromyalgia. The rest of the families are good with no health problems. I wonder if there could possibly be a connection between pain/neuropathic problems and abusive childhoods. Does anyone have any knowledge or ideas regarding this?