Millions live with persistent chronic pain. Painkillers can work to an extent, but often their potency wears off with repeated dose, and, more worryingly, the cause of the pain is still there.
This guide explores some of the common causes of chronic pain, including migraine, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Other conditions that are extensively explored include lumbago, period pains, endometriosis, phantom-limb pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and osteoarthritis.
Finally, a range of alternative pain-killing methods is reviewed. Some of these include serrapeptase, healing magnets, cetylated fatty acids, SCENAR technology, and exercise.