What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a persistent and often debilitating type of pain that lasts for an extended period, typically beyond the average healing time for an injury or illness. Unlike acute pain, which is a normal response to injury and usually resolves as the underlying cause heals, chronic pain persists over time. It can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life and well-being.


Key characteristics of chronic pain include:

  1. Duration: Chronic pain is generally defined as pain that lasts three months or longer, although some definitions may specify a shorter or longer duration.
  2. Complexity: Chronic pain can be complex and may involve multiple contributing factors, including physical, psychological, and social elements.
  3. Impact: It often extends beyond the physical sensation of pain and can affect various aspects of a person’s life, including their mood, sleep, ability to work, and relationships.
  4. Variability: Chronic pain can vary in intensity and may be constant or come and go over time.


Chronic pain is a complex and challenging medical issue that often requires a multidisciplinary approach for effective management. Treatment may involve a combination of medications, physical therapy, psychological support, lifestyle modifications, and complementary therapies. Additionally, addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of chronic pain is crucial, as conditions like anxiety and depression can often accompany long-term pain.

If you or someone you know is experiencing chronic pain, seeking medical attention and working with healthcare professionals to develop a comprehensive pain management plan is recommended.

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If any of this strikes a chord for you or for a loved one, please take some time to reflect on these considerations before reaching out to us to book an Info Session. From there, we can support you in determining whether one of our treatments could be right for you, and how to begin your healing journey with Cena Life.