“Pain is my constant companion.” “My life is not worth living anymore.” “I’m often depressed because of the pain.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their unbearable chronic pain condition.
A chronic pain illness arises when pain loses its function as a warning signal and is experienced without any noticeable trigger. If pain continues without relief for more than three to six months, it turns into a habit in the brain and it continues even though the cause has been resolved for a long time.
Chronic pain often leads to a reduced pain threshold combined with psychological strain — reactions such as rage, whining or depression.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on chronic pain syndrome?