Longstanding (“chronic”) pain, whether it be in a single area or throughout the body can be a very debilitating condition which often affects both your physical and mental health.  This section provides a wealth of resources to help you understand how and why pain persists, and how you may be able to manage and cope with it better.  Many people live with persistent pain, but this doesn’t mean that new pains should not be taken seriously; the specific conditions section has plenty of useful resources for local aches and pains and your local physiotherapist will be able to assess and advise on the management of new injuries or concerns.