Not necessarily – Persistent pain often reflects a problem with the pain system itself rather than damage in a particular part of your body. It’s a bit like a fire alarm that sounds without a fire.
Persistent, or chronic, pain is a valid diagnosis. Just because you haven’t been given a specific diagnosis, such as a torn ligament or compressed nerve, doesn’t make your persistent pain any less real.
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