Chronic pain, or pain that sticks around for longer than three months, affects one in five Australians.
We have all experienced pain. Think of the last time you stubbed your toe, got a paper cut, or burned yourself on the oven.
It is certainly not fun, but it usually goes away quite quickly.
Imagine though, what it would be like to have pain that does not go away and is there every single day — that is chronic pain.
Myth 1: Pain is all in your head
A common misconception is that some people are only in pain because they are weak, anxious, depressed, or do not deal well with stress. This is not correct. Read more.