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How to assess Chronic pain

How do you know if you have chronic pain?

Have you experienced pain for more than twelve weeks?

Has your pain persisted despite the use of medication or treatment?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you may recognise the experiences described below:

How your body might feel

Thoughts you might have

Feelings you might have

Things you might do

If these look familiar, you might find it useful to learn more about chronic pain in the ‘Learn’ section of this website. You’ll also find some tips on managing chronic pain in the ‘Manage’ section.

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