Overlooked Aspects of Chronic Pain
Many chronic pain sufferers deal with similar characteristics of their pain that are often overlooked. Here are some of those characteristics that you may experience if you have chronic pain:
- Chronic pain isn’t just skin deep. When you hear the word “pain” you automatically think of physical pain. However, when you experience chronic pain, your mental health, relationships, and emotional health can suffer as well. Those who suffer from chronic pain also are prone to experiencing anxiety and depression.
- There isn’t always a cure. While some of those who suffer from chronic pain that we see in the office may have a cause behind their pain, many will never be “cured” of their pain. It is hard to accept but we are always working to try to decrease patients’ pain the best that we can.
- Pain can be a good thing. Your body experiences pain to help you. It is a signal in your nervous system letting you know that something may be going wrong. However, when you experience chronic pain these signals are going off when they don’t need to be.
- Changing your outlook can be life changing. When suffering from chronic pain it can change a lot about your life, so it is hard not to constantly think about it and how your life may be different since your pain started. However, if you focus on improving your mindset and working to actively treat your pain, it can have a great impact on your overall health.
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If you are living with chronic pain, you don’t have to navigate your symptoms alone. Progressive Pain and Interventional Psychiatry wants to be part of your journey to living a more pain-free life. Call us today to schedule an evaluation to go over your options for your specific pain.