Pain is a very common condition. The occurrence of pain rises as people get older, and women are more likely to be inpain than men. Pain management strategies include pain-relieving medications, physical or occupationaltherapy, and complementary therapies (such as acupuncture and massage). Studies suggest that a person’s outlook and the way they cope emotionally with longterm (chronic) paincan influence their quality of life. Counselling can help support you to manage the emotional andpsychological effects of chronic pain. Understanding the causes of your pain can help reduce your fear and anxiety. Pain may be anything from a dull ache to a sharp stab, and can range from mild to extreme. Pain may be located in one part of the body or it may be widespread. This book will help you to stay active and not to feel any pain.