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[–] I_forgot_my_password 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

Used to work security in a pain management clinic. It's really hard to separate people who legitimately have chronic pain and people who are just junkies. I mean you can sort of tell who's a degenerate and who isn't based on appearances, but even the sweetest little old ladys can be raging dope fiends. The doctors would perform these invasive surgeries regularly just so when the inevitably don't work they have a justification to push more pain meds. Its good business too they'd drive mclarens to work regularly.

[–] Alopix 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So... you know that doctors overmedicated people while telling them it was safe, and got rich off of it... but you still place responsibility on the people that trusted them?

[–] I_forgot_my_password 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Both parties are at fault the way I see it

[–] Weasel_Soup 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's easy. Apply a finger to the painful area and if they flinch in pain they might be legitimate.

[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If it were that easy, we wouldn't have any sort of problems at all. What you're thinking of is acute pain, which many people just learn to avoid triggering. Chronic pain, by definition, is a constant condition; there's no need for the area in question to be more susceptible to acute pain than normal(especially since it's perfectly possible for the actual damage to lie elsewhere).