Others have mentioned the same, and I've brought it up before too, but it is strange how much (my) chronic pain is not like pain pain. It's like if you took the "I want this to stop" part of acute pain and magnified it 5o times, but without the other components. It always shocks me, whenever I get an injury, to notice how completely different the pain of a stubbed toe or stomach ache is. My neck pain never makes me wince, it just feels like constant badness/danger/offness/tenseness. It's more like depression in my neck - and I don't mean that in the TMS sense that the reasons for it are psychological which is also true - but that the best way for me to describe the way it really feels is depression in my neck. Which is why the question "how bad does it hurt from 1-10?" is the wrong question, and only ever asked (though understandably so) by people who have never experienced it. Sometimes a 10 feels worse than a 1, and sometimes a 1 feels worse than a 10.