This week is Chronic Pain week. Chronic pain is an awful affliction, far flung from the assumption that it’s a bit of a sore knee or back. People afflicted by chronic pain are typically affected for 6 months or more.
The easiest way to define chronic pain is in comparison to acute pain. Acute pain for example is something like a broken ankle. You get a cast, maybe some pain killers and it goes away. On the other hand, chronic pain lasts for 6 months or more, and just does not end.
Clinical Psychologist Janice Domisse from Master’s Psychology joined Mel and Jeziel to give them the lowdown on chronic pain. Check out the podcast below: