If your back or neck pain is persisting despite a variety of treatments, it is not uncommon for you to feel frustrated and hopeless. Some people begin to accept that they will have to deal with the pain forever. This pain may be exhausting, rudely reminding you that you will have to function every day in this pain.
Even if you begin to feel like you are imagining this pain, remember that all pain is real. In some cases, people who suffer from chronic back pain or neck pain may be treated as though they are exaggerating or making up their pain. Friends, family, and co-workers will likely have a difficult time believing that you are in pain.
The medical community is fortunately beginning to accept that pain is a personal experience, and everyone deals with it in a different way. Many times, patients will show no clear anatomical reason for their pain. These people may be living with the information that there are no more treatment options for their pain and that they need to “live with it. Other times, patients may find that the pain is persisting even after an injury has been treated.
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