Unfortunately, there is no definitive test for many of the chronic pain conditions that may be ailing sufferers. TMJ, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and many chronic back pain conditions do not have a means to be diagnosed; rather, they are a diagnosis-by-deduction. With this, the possibility for misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis is raised considerably.
In the time leading up to hip replacement surgery, you were looking forward to living pain free. But now months after the surgery, you are disappointed with your reality of living with ongoing pain or even worse pain than you had before. What went wrong? Why aren’t you experiencing the pain-free life that you dreamed of? A few things…