I think the best answer to that is, no, you don’t have to suffer from pain for the rest of your life, but being that pain is a perception.

There are ways to work on how pain is perceived in order to improve quality of life, be it with medications, being with interventions, be it with therapies, but also strategies to improve coping mechanisms.

It’s often nice to work in conjunction with physicians such as pain psychologist or a pain psychiatrist who can help patients develop strategies to deal with chronic processes such as pain. Some of them include biofeedback, cognitive behavior therapy and other types of therapies.