1 in 12 children, more often girls, deal with chronic pain

When a nurse asked Ally Johnson to rate her pain on a 1-to-10 scale, the Gresham teen said, “Thirteen.”

No, the nurse explained. The scale stops at 10. That’s the worst pain possible.

“I was at a 10 in November,” says Ally. “Now I’m at a 13.”

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