We’ve often heard the banter amongst athletes and those with alpha male syndrome as they shout “No Pain, No Gain” as a ‘rite of passage’ to manhood. We all know it’s mostly bravado, but we also know there is a little truth to it, in that to build muscle you must first tear it down so it can repair itself and grow stronger. But, what if the pain never went away? What if the pain lasted 3-months or more? When it does we call it chronic pain and when it happens about one-quarter of those folks are actually afflicted with a medical condition, a serious one called; Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) and yes, it is a real thing.