September 28, 2016

Chronic pain is pain that persists after injured tissue has healed.  People suffering from chronic pain experience more than just physical symptoms, they also suffer emotionally and spiritually.  Some of the physical issues can include: muscle tension, decreased movement, loss of strength, fatigue, increased sensitivity, changes in breathing (becomes faster, shorter & more shallow) and sleep disruption.  Pain can interfere with ones ability to lead the same lifestyle they had before the injury and even prevent them from doing everyday tasks.  This can lead to feelings of helplessness, isolation, frustration, fear & negativity.  These thoughts and feelings can create emotional problems such as anxiety, depression and grief.  Beca...

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