Pain is difficult to live with. It can be debilitating and adversely affected a person's quality of living. Pain can be pervasive and interfere with our ability to be mobile, to exercise, to sleep, to function independently. Chronic pain can contribute to a deconditioning of the body which can lead to atrophy, immobility, contractures, neuropathy, and obesity. This is in addition to the adverse psychological effects of chronic pain such as depression, anxiety, helplessness, cognitive decline, memory impairment, and insomnia. The long term effects of pain can last well beyond when the cause of the pain is resolved.
There are so many contributors to pain:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Postherpetic pain syndrome
- diabetic neuropathy
- Musculoskeletal injury
This is just to name a few. There are many chronic illnesses and acute injuries that can be difficult to manage.
Let us help manage the pain.