I was trying to think of movies, books or TV shows with a character experiencing chronic pain. The only ones that have come to mind are House, MD and Nurse Jackie. House, MD is about a doctor who is an expert diagnostician but suffers from chronic leg pain and is addicted to Vicodin. Nurse Jackie is about a nurse with a bad back and an addiction to pain pills.
I'm sure these aren't the only two characters with CP, but I think they are the two most well known as they are the main characters in TV shows. Does anyone know any other representations of CP in fiction? Are they addicts, too? No wonder pain is stigmatised. Perhaps one day people with disabilities will be treated better.