In the book Unlearning Your Pain, there are listed a few steps that can help you in healing from chronic pain.
First, it is very important to discover what is causing the pain. Most of the people that have chronic pain have pain that is diagnosed as migraine, irritable bowel syndrome or fibromyalgia. Although this pain is not caused by a process in the body due to a structural disease, this pain is just as strong as the one caused by fractures, cancer, and infections. This pain is caused by learned neural pathways. Just as learning to ride a bicycle, you will be developing a learned neural pathway, and you will be able to ride a bike during your life. According to this, pain can be learned, without having a disease process in your body.