• The causes of chronic pain can be various. Chronic pain may follow an illness or an injury that appears to have healed, or may develop for no apparent reason. Chronic pain can occur anywhere in the body. Common types of chronic pain include back pain, headaches, arthritis, cancer pain and neuropathic pain.

  • Chronic pain is defined as continuous, long-term pain that lasts for more than six months, or that prolongs after the time when healing should normally occur. Chronic pain can also occur without obvious cause. This is thought to occur due to changes in the body’s nervous system.

  • Chronic pain is divided into two categories: nociceptive and neuropathic. All people will experience nociceptive pain at some point. This category includes pain from incidents such as a cut, a burn or an injury. Conversely, neuropathic pain is caused by a problem with nerve pathways, which means that the way the nerve sends pain messages […]

  • The causes of chronic pain can be various. Chronic pain may follow an illness or an injury that appears to have healed, or may develop for no apparent reason. Chronic pain can occur anywhere in the body. Common types of chronic pain include back pain, headaches, arthritis, cancer pain and neuropathic pain.

  • Chronic pain is considered as one of the most common conditions for which people seek medical attention. Results from the Pain in Europe Survey indicate that pain affects one in five adults in Europe. This number equates to 95 million of the adult population (15-64 years) suffering from this debilitating condition, a number greater than […]

  • Chronic pain has a serious impact on quality of life, including impaired physical and social functioning and reduced energy and vitality. Everyday activities become increasingly difficult, particularly when the pain is severe. Many patients are unable to continue working because of their pain. In fact, one in five people living with pain have lost their […]