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Health Tip: Deal With Chronic Pain

Health Tip: Deal With Chronic Pain

01/21/14

(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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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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