Chronic pain is basically any pain that has a duration of 3-6 months and could extend much further. A popular alternative definition for chronic pain states: involving no arbitrarily fixed duration. It is “pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing”.
Epidemiological studies have found that 10.1% to 55.2% of people in various countries live their lives trying to manage their chronic pain.
I’ve recently dealt with a 2 year battle of sciatic nerve pain stemming from a pinched nerve caused by my L5/S1 disc herniating out onto my sciatic nerve, sending shooting, searing hot, cripplingly demoralizing pain from my lower back all the way down my right leg, leaving me all but bedridden.
Obviously, there are different levels, degrees, and types of pain. Out of all the different types that I’ve experienced in my life, including birthing labor pains, this was the worst!
Unfortunately, western medicine usually treats the symptoms of the issue but rarely delves into dealing with the root of the issue.
Angela Fitts is an Empowerment Ambassador, Health and Wellness Advocate. She is a student and an example of holistic, spiritually enhanced and youthful living. Angela empowers people to live the heart’s path and to believe that life doesn’t require one to age quickly and live a life of illness. Writing articles is one of the ways she expresses her passion for inspiring people to become a happier and healthier version of themselves.