Pain, chronic

Persistent (chronic) pain is a widespread problem that affects around 8 million people of all ages in the UK. In 22% of cases, chronic pain leads to depression. Typical causes include osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; back, shoulder and neck pain; headache and migraine; cancer pain; tendonitis; endometriosis; neuralgia; and fibromyalgia.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of chronic pain, please download this factsheet.