Pain is a common and normal human experience – we all experience it from time to time. It can warn us that we need to be careful not to hurt ourselves, or that something is wrong in our body and we need to seek medical help.
Pain usually gets better with time, but sometimes it can persist well after our body should normally have healed itself. Any pain that lasts for more than six months is known as chronic or persistent pain. We know that living with ongoing, chronic pain can be debilitating and negatively impact our work life, relationships and mental health.