So here I am, still in my mid-fifties and experiencing episodes of severe lower back pain and a pain in my left knee both of which are making my life anything from uncomfortable to miserable.
My GP has little comfort to offer other than to learn to live with it and take painkillers when necessary. Sadly, they have only limited success.
As I’m telling a friend about it she makes a suggestion which strikes me as absolutely bizarre.
“Ask your pain why it’s there”, she suggests. “What is it trying to tell you? See if you can associate it with a particular emotion.”
As you would expect, I pooh-pooh the idea and put it out of my head.