After suffering for a while, you were probably quite relieved to get an appointment at the hospital for an X-ray or an MRI scan feeling at least then, you would get some answers about the cause of your pain. But that doesn't always happen.
One of the hardest things to hear when you have been in pain for a while is that the scan/Xray hasn't shown anything. OK, it's a huge relief to know that you don't have something seriously wrong with you but once that has worn off ..what now? You are still in pain and no closer to knowing why. It can feel like a frustrating anti-climax. You may start to worry that doctors, colleagues or family don't really believe that you are in pain and that you are exaggerating your symptoms. You don't know which way to turn.