Chronic pain has no direct cure, only an array of treatments to attempt and wait. Waiting is a common theme; waiting for tests, waiting for appointments, waiting for a quick fix, waiting for insurance to validate your claims. More likely than not, claims will be denied because in the United States, chronic pain is not enough to receive disability or satisfy many insurance conditions. You must prove that you have a severe impairment via lab tests and tangible evidence, difficult to do when often the symptoms may not be paired with tissue injury. Having chronic pain affects every aspect of life, and these portraits show young people navigating physical pain regularly.