Chronic pain is very complex and everyone experiences it differently—there is definitely no one-size-fits all.
It can be associated with surgery, trauma or other condition, or it can exist without a clear reason.
It can be a symptom of other disease, or it can be a stand-alone condition.
It might show up in a scan or test, or there may be no evidence of its existence.
It can occur anywhere in the body, or at multiple sites.
One person can have several forms of pain, or just one.
It can be daily, or recurrent (such as migraine).
If you would like to know more about common forms of pain, please click on the following categories. You will also find help and resources, and true stories from people who are living with pain, to give you hope.
Adolescent pain is sometimes dismissed as a symptom of stress.