The most common types of chronic pain include headaches, backaches and pain from an injury. Other sources stem from the shoulders, neck, pelvis, muscle or nerve pain. Chronic pain can vary in severity, it can fluctuate from mild to severe, be sporadic or continuous. It can be described as shooting, aching or burning feelings. You can get discomfort, stiffness or soreness. Unfortunately, pain doesn't come alone. People with chronic pain also report changes in their moods, fatigue, insomnia and the need to rest a lot more.
There are different types of chronic pain which depending on location or illness, are put into different categories. Endometriosis falls into what's known as nociceptive pain. This is pain that is detected by soft tissue, muscles or organs. Visceral pain branches off from this which detects pain specifically from your internal organs by your sensory nerves.
There are so many different types of chronic pain that people suffer from, which makes it hard to diagnose or treat. There is not just one type of treatment, it will all depend on the pains and causes. You may have some tests or scans before diagnosis to rule out other conditions. Chronic pain can be treated medically or through physical therapy. When it comes to endometriosis, medications and surgery and usually the way forward.
Speak to your doctor or consultant in order to work out the best plan available to you.