The concept of chronic pain is diverse; it’s a sensation, an emotion, it’s multilingual, and has multiple identities. Although instantly recognisable, it’s completely open to the interpretation of the sufferer. The success of rectifying it, is listening to its surrogate. But being in pain, and all the other implications that arise from it, takes the ability to properly vocalise the sensation away, making it harder to be understood and the source of the pain identified. The sensation of physical pain is only experienced by a single person, and each person experiences pain differently. This is hard to identify how serious a person’s pain is, and even if it exists at all. Due to the varying pain tolerances of people vs the severity of the cause of pain, how can someone’s pain hold credibility if they cannot properly describe it?