Chronic pain refers to persistent pain that lasts beyond the normal healing time of about 12 weeks. Chronic pain lingers even if you have already recovered from your illness or injury. It also exists even without a trigger or apparent reason.
In some cases, the pain can be debilitating for the person, that it alters their way of living. They might find it hard to get a good night’s sleep or remain focused and productive at work. Others reported suffering from anxiety, depression, fear of getting injured again, as well as low energy. Chronic pain can limit your ability to enjoy life and movement, preventing you from engaging even in leisure activities.