Persistent pain that lasts weeks to years.

The pain may be be caused by inflammation or dysfunctional nerves.

The primary symptom is persistent pain that lasts weeks to years.

Treatments include medication, acupuncture, electrical stimulation, cognitive behavioural therapy and surgery.

Chronic pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment.

Most people get back to normal after pain following an injury or operation. But sometimes the pain carries on for longer or comes on without any history of an injury or operation.

Chronic pain can also affect people living with:
irritable bowel
back pain
Pain areas: in the back, joints, mouth and face, muscles and bones, or neck
Pain types: can be caused by psychological factors
Sensory: pins and needles or sensitivity to pain
Psychological: depression or fear
Also common: anxiety, fatigue, headache, or sleep deprivation
Controlling the body's heartbeat, brainwaves, breathing and blood pressure by monitoring them with sensors.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
A talk therapy focused on modifying negative thoughts, behaviours and emotional responses associated with physiological distress.
Behaviour therapy
A therapy focused on modifying harmful behaviours associated with physiological distress.
Brief physiotherapy
Short-term counselling that focuses on achieving specific goals.
Relaxes tense muscles.

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