Separating stress and chronic pain

Tom Barton

Stress makes chronic pain worse, and worsens RTW outcomes. Here are 10 ideas to help alleviate the stress that often accompanies chronic pain.

A person dealing with chronic pain will often experience chronic stress. The difficult combination of long-term pain, coupled with the impact it has on someone's ability to lead a normal life, will take its toll. In turn, a proportion of people with physical ailments also end up with secondary stress reactions. The individual becomes more anxious, worried, and often becomes irritable and tired. This has a negative impact on close r...

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