The causes and mediators of chronic pain are almost always lifestyle-related. Yet, conventional medicine tends to offer only a pill to treat the symptom of chronic pain. No matter where your pain might be located, inflammation is usually behind the pain. And the causes and mediators of inflammation are many and vary from one person to another. FYI..there is often very little correlation between the results of imaging studies and the amount of pain one is experiencing. Both Paul and I have had to deal with chronic pain, and we finally overcame it with a functional medicine approach. And I have helped MANY patients overcome their chronic pain using that same approach. You don’t have to be in pain!