When you live with long-term pain, be it pain from an old injury, gut pain, back or neck pain, it changes you. It changes your thinking, your feelings, your memory, your concentration, and your sleep.
Less obvious but still damaging to your health and well-being is that long-term pain can lead to raised blood pressure, low immunity, lack of energy and changes to your appetite. Perhaps you’ve already noticed a few of these symptoms?
Sadly, when most people get to this point they’re told by their doctor they must learn to live with it. This usually happens after months of medications or having steroid injections which worked initially and eventually made no difference. They’re a short-term solution as an anti inflammatory but not a long-term answer to the underlying cause of the pain.