Persistent pain is the largest cause of disability globally and about 20% of the UK live with the condition. Unlike the pain when you stub your toe or pull a muscle, it is normally less to do with a physical reason as it persists longer than the typical healing times for the body. Making it all the more hard to understand. You can find out a bit more about how we think it works here: https://youtu.be/ikUzvSph7Z4
In my role as a physio I have met some fantastic people working toward managing their pain: Imagine having a niggling ache or a sharp severe pain through your day, every day, and having to stop doing things you value, or persist through it. It can be hard to find a balance so you can live life well with pain.
Pain Concern is a charitable organisation who are a community for those with chronic pain. They run information workshops, a helpline, provide many online resources and information that I often direct people to, and it is all the more helpful because many of the volunteers have persistent pain themselves.
All I would ask is that if you donate a couple of pounds to help raise some money for the fantastic work that Pain Concern do.
If you know someone with persistent pain please show them www.painconcern.org.uk