By Pete Buckley
I’ve heard of the phrase “chronic pain” before, but have never experienced chronic pain… until now. According to Angela Laguipo, BSN, “Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something is wrong. People feel pain from time to time, but chronic pain is different.” The experts define chronic pain as long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis. According to these same experts, chronic pain may be “on” and “off” or continuous. Suffice to say that chronic pain is a pain-in-the-you-know-where.