Health Tip: Deal With Chronic Pain
(HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain, if it isn't controlled, can perpetuate itself and contribute to additional physical and mental problems.
The Ohio State University Medical Center explains:
A "terrible triad" of sleeplessness and sadness stemming from chronic pain can trigger additional problems, such as dependence on drugs, multiple surgeries and pursuing non-standard treatments of questionable safety.
Depression, anxiety and irritability may lead to a preoccupation with pain.
Pain can interfere with daily life and everyday activities.
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