Chronic Pain Center

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is pain (an unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period of time. In contrast to acute pain that arises suddenly in response to a specific injury and is usually treatable, chronic pain persists over time and is often resistant to medical treatments.

Fibromyalgia Pictures Slideshow

Watch this slideshow about fibromyalgia (fibrositis) with pictures about this chronic condition that causes pain and stiffness of the tendons, muscles, and joints. Learn symptoms (pain, fatigue, tension headaches) and find treatment through exercise, patient education, medication, and stress reduction.

Back Pain Quiz

There are numerous causes of chronic lower back pain and only one ailment gets more complaints. What is it? Quiz your knowledge of symptoms, treatments, problems, and reasons for common back pain.


Read about sciatica treatment, symptoms, causes, therapy, and pain relief. Sciatic nerve irritation causes pain that radiates down the leg from the low back or buttocks.

Read more about sciatica »

Back Pain Myths

See back pain myths and facts to learn the truth about the causes and treatments for back pain through this slideshow of pictures.

View the slideshow on back pain myths »

Reasons You're in Pain

View this slideshow to examines varying causes of pain. Pain may be caused by simple, everyday objects, tasks and activities, as explained in this slideshow.

View the slideshow on reasons you're in pain »

A - Z List of Chronic Pain Topics

Alphabetized listing of articles related to Chronic Pain & Pain Management