Unexplained Pain

People with chronic unexplained medical problems may have a condition that is called “somatization.” These people are usually more sensitive than the average person to changes in the way their body works. If you have this condition, you may have pain or other symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms last for years. This is a common problem, but people working in health care don’t fully understand it yet.

We know that chronic unexplained medical problems are not dangerous to you even though they cause you great discomfort. We also know that the problem is not “all in your head.” We know that your symptoms are real, and that they cause real problems in your life.