Living with long-term pain can seem intolerable. On top of the pain your body is constantly – and loudly – telling you about, your mind can be swamped by fears and uncertainties about the future. What if the pain gets worse? Will I have to live with this pain for the rest of my life? What will it be like living with this pain?
This double layer of physical pain and mental distress can seem overwhelming, but you can take back control of a significant part of what you experience by using mindfulness techniques and practices.