Problems That Pain Can Cause
Whether pain is acute or chronic, it hurts. Plus, being in pain can cause both physical and emotional problems that make your life harder. Some common problems caused by pain are shown below. Because these problems are caused by pain, you can start to solve them by following a pain management plan.
Poor sleep can means you don’t sleep long or well enough. You may wake up when you want to be asleep or fall asleep at the wrong time (such as during the day). Chronic pain can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Limited mobility makes it hard to be physically active. This is especially true if your chronic pain is caused by a sickness that limits your ability to move (such as arthritis, osteoporosis or multiple sclerosis). Even if you are not mobility-limited, chronic pain may feel even worse when you try to exercise.
Loss of interest in life
Loss of interest in life is a sign of depression. Chronic pain can make it harder to enjoy your favorite activities or even just get through the day. When living itself is painful, it can cause you to lose interest in life.
Anxiety is a feeling of tension or worry. It is a normal response to challenges. Chronic pain can cause anxiety because it can be hard to deal with. But anxiety can also cause symptoms of physical pain.
Anger is a feeling of resenting someone or something that happens to you. Having chronic pain can make you feel angry at your body, the pain itself or someone else (such as loved ones or caretakers).