Therapists are welcome to link this post to their patients suffering from chronic pain.
First of all, I hate the word chronic. The word “chronic” sounds like the pain will last forever… but most of the time, it doesn’t. Furthermore, what does chronic even mean? The word creates debates even within healthcare professionals. Is it a pain lasting more than 3 months? 6 months? That will last forever?
I don’t like the word chronic. I prefer using the word persistent. The word persistent is less fear mongering and leaves hope. It’s more accurate. It only tells us that your pain has persisted, but doesn’t tell us that it will last forever.
If you have had pain for a while now, you probably went to see a lot of healthcare professionals so far. You might have seen a chiropractor, a doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, an osteopath, a physiotherapist, an…