Ellis, a character in The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones, has chronic pain.
From the publisher:
Since the death of her parents, seventeen-year-old Ryn has been scraping together a meager existence as a gravedigger in a remote village at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
S publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (September 2019)
Author represented by: Josh Adams of Adams Literary