Most people I know personally have some pain about 70-90% of the time. Mine comes in infrequent but painful episodes.
I have been suffering with this for well over 20 years. An MRI revealed herniated disc which was no surprise to me. At this point the diagnosis serves no purpose since I am still not able to get a handle on it.
What is so baffling about my case is that I will go several months to almost a year without an incident and then wake up one day unable to move, stand,sit or walk. My last episode ended with a ride in an ambulance and 3 days in the hospital. I was not responding to most of the pain meds. The ones that work, the doctor will not refill.
I woke up Tuesday in severe pain and it is now Friday with no change in my condition.
Anyone else have episodes rather than chronic pain?