Life is not fun when plagued by daily pain caused by IBD. September is Pain Awareness Month. It's important to raise awareness of how much pain can impact daily life. Pain does not feel the same to everyone. Pain is the body’s way of warning that something is wrong. Doctors should investigate persistent pain. Chronic pain is when you live with pain for a prolonged period — for months or years. Describing your pain's location, frequency, feeling (dull, sharp, burning), and intensity will help your doctor find the cause and the best treatment for you.