Chronic pain isn’t something that I mention very often on my blog. In fact, I didn’t realise that what I had was actually classed as chronic pain until last year. You see, I’ve been suffering with a ‘bad back’ since my first year of university in 2010 and was told it was sciatica. Sciatica is a symptom though and not a cause of the problem – I was told that my sciatica was caused by a slight scoliosis or curvature of the spine. It wasn’t until after I’d pushed for an MRI scan in December 2016 and got a diagnosis of a prolapsed disc, that I realised that this was going to be something that I would have to deal with forever.