The term "chronic pain" can be applied to a variety of conditions - it could mean foot pain, back pain or all-over pain. It could be a product of an injury, childhood abuse or a chemical imbalance in the way the brain processes pain.
Anyone had chickenpox? If so, then you are at risk for postherpatic neuralgia, a common cause of chronic nerve pain. Follow this timeline. First as a child, you develop chickenpox caused by the Varicella Zoster virus. Then this sinister virus goes dormant in the nervous system. For years, it waits for an opportune time, when the immune system is…