Chronic pain

Chronic pain is a pain that lasts longer than three months. It can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. Chronic pain may limit a person’s movement, reducing flexibility, strength, and stamina. It may arise from headache, joint pain, pain from injury and back sprains. Other kinds of chronic pain may include tendinitis, sinus pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pain affecting specific parts of the body, such as the shoulders, pelvis, and neck. Some people experience chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage.