It seems super sensible and obvious that there are no quick fixes for most kinds of chronic pain. It’s almost always a long and winding road to recovery — and many people won’t get there at all. The truth about pain hurts.
And yet… whenever anyone promises anything that seems like a pain “hack” on social media: boom! Massive, uncritical engagement. A kajillion likes. It’s surreal to me how many people fall for it.
The marketing power of “one weird trick” never ceases to amaze me.
For a lot more detail and nuance about what does and doesn't work for chronic pain, see What Works for Chronic Pain? A skeptical roundup of all the disappointingly small selection of effective chronic pain treatments (or the least bad ineffective ones).