As someone who has never experienced chronic pain, and as a bodyworker, I found this article to be a real eye-opener as to the experiences of marginalization faced by people in pain. It is raw and honest, well-worth the read as we all experience pain and injury as some point in our lives. http://www.mycuppajo.com/shame
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.