Health Tip: Deal With Chronic Pain01/21/14
(HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain, if it isn't controlled, can
perpetuate itself and contribute to additional physical and mental
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
- Depression, anxiety and irritability may lead to a
preoccupation with pain.
- Pain can interfere with daily life and everyday
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