Chronic pain

Describes chronic pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that lasts longer than three months after the typical healing period from an illness and is linked to actual or potential tissue damage or defined in terms of such damage. It goes on to discuss many methods for managing this pain, including goal-setting, communication, sleep, exercise, and dealing with flare-ups. Other methods include maintaining a balanced approach to activities to prevent burnout or total inactivity.