To the person struggling with back pain:
You may have had back pain on and off for a long time, perhaps even years. Perhaps this episode just hasn't settled like the other ones did. Perhaps it's now really starting to get you down. Firstly, you should know you're not alone, persistent pain can feel isolating and stop you from doing all the things you used to enjoy doing because it all becomes too much effort, it can start to feel like it's taking over and you're not your normal self any more but there are lots of people out there who feel the same and often talking about how it makes you feel can really help. Starting to make some changes and do something about it can also help on the road to getting back in control.
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