Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than the normal healing time for a particular injury. More specifically, chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than three to six months and is not associated with reversible conditions, for example, damage to the spine.

The Many Layers of Chronic Pain

"Pain is good. Why is pain good? It tells you something's wrong, something's not working…"

Capt. J.L. Hancock talks about the course of his recovery and the types of pain he continues to experience.

Three Phases of Recovery

Capt. J.L. Hancock breaks down his recovery from his brain injury into three phases and talks about his persistent pain.