Chronic pain (beyond 3 months) is a complex area of medicine. Neural or “Nerve” pain can be affected by a multitude of factors, including the actual tissue damage, stress/anxiety and mental health, activities, general fitness/condition and lifestyle.
In many cases, the long-term use of pain relieving medicine could be avoided with the correct knowledge and exercises. See the below video for a brief explanation of chronic pain, and the factors that can affect it.
At Able Bodies Physiotherapy, we can help you to manage your chronic pain. We can work alongside doctors to compliment pain relieving medication/injections you may be having. No referral is needed.