Not everyone who has persistent pain has a specific diagnosis. If you do, and want to find out more about it, the NHS Choices website contains information CLICK HERE.
However, having a diagnosis does not by itself address these issues. Understanding the many factors that play a part in persistent pain and learning about how to use self-management techniques is often much more useful than getting a label for the pain.
“After coming to a pain management programme, I realised I didn’t need to keep searching for a label for my pain. I now understood the reasons for it and how I could manage it & that was what I had needed all along”