You have no reason to feel alone with chronic pain nowadays as there are numerous pain clinics available at NHS Hospitals, and private clinics. Support groups are also available in some areas and of course online help. The esimated number of UK people suffering from chronic pain is around 10 million.
One such online help is from the Pain Relief Foundation http://www.painrelieffoundation.org.uk/charity/charity.html
This is a charity whose main aim is to fund research and education into the relief of chronic pain in humans.
It has links to pain information from angina pain, back and cancer pain to shingles. In fact the pain information covers some 15 different types of chronic pain.
It also has information of different types of drugs for pain and some self-help books and audio tapes.
The foundation is based in Liverpool, UK and was first established as a registered charity in 1979.