I've had people I've dated, asking (as a first question after the topic has come up) in a panicked manner: "But you can still have sex, right?!" Yes, I can, but seeing as that is the first thing you thought to ask, NOT WITH YOU.
Imaging studies show that mindfulness soothes the brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that patients no longer feel pain with the same intensity. Many say that they barely notice it at all.
Across Europe, 500 million working days are lost each year as a result of chronic pain. The economic effect is equivalent to paying half the working population of Portugal to sit at home doing nothing, while asking the rest to make up the difference via impossibly inflated sales targets.