This is a repost of a wonderfully written Wiki-How that I came across in Tumblr on http://my-zebra-world.tumblr.com/ .
For me, it was an affirmation that I was not only alone but understood as well.
Below is the first bit, followed by a link to the rest of the article. I hope you find it as insightful as I did.
Chronic pain sufferers have attempted numerous alternative therapies and know what therapies have worked or not worked for them. Some people have been misinformed or merely misunderstand the daily battle and quite often unintentionally undermine the sufferer.
In the spirit of informing those who wish to understand: These are some things that can help you to understand and help people who suffer from often debilitating, chronic pain.