Readers respond to a series on chronic pain with their experiences of either struggling with pain or difficulties in treating patients
In regard to your excellent piece (Sufferers of chronic pain have long been told it’s all in their head. We now know that’s wrong, 28 June), I am writing to say how glad I was that the mainstream media are bringing attention to the pervasive lack of understanding that chronic pain is a neither “all in the mind” or “proper pain” that reflects tissue damage.
The charity Pain Concern was established in 1995 to help people living with chronic pain to better understand, and to live with, their condition, as well as to work with clinicians and service providers to ensure that patients’ voices are heard. Since then, we have produced many information leaflets and podcasts to further this aim.