Pain affects various spheres of our life. There is a finite amount of energy each day. Unfortunately, when you have pain, it drains a lot of that energy leaving little room for other things.
Pain may affect your work. You are not as productive as you would like, having to delegate tasks to others or have absences from work. Some may no longer be able to work because of debilitating pain.
Pain may affect time with loved ones. You may not be able to engage in social activities as you had in the past.
Pain may affect your relationship with your spouse or partner, both physically and emotionally.
For many years you have done things one way and now, due to pain, you are having to do things a different way. But it can be done.
There is hope. You can learn to do things differently.
Depression, anxiety, and chronic pain often come hand in hand. Research has found that there are a variety of interventions that can help. Mental health professionals can assist with these symptoms.
Changing thinking patterns that are catastrophic or toxic can help.
Behavioral modification including self-care and mindfulness can help.
Labeling and reconnecting, as well as healthily and adaptively expressing feelings can help. Change starts today. We are here to help.