Pain and Chronic Illness

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This section provides information on some of the most common forms of chronic pain, including arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.

If you are in pain for some or all of your waking hours, if pain is permanently in the foreground of your attention, it puts something of a different context around everything else. This section provides a selection of background materials to help make sense of chronic pain and the profound impact it can have on everyday life.

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