The intensity and disabling effects of chronic pain are highly variable and unpredictable.
Among the problems faced by persons with such pain are disruptions in the physical, psychological, social, and economic aspects of their lives.
The phycological part of chronic pain refers to the degree of negative social emotional and quality of life effects experiences by a patient. Chronic Pain can cause feelings such as anger, hopelessness, sadness and anxiety.
To treat pain effectively, we must address the physical, emotional and physiological aspects as well. Some patients with chronic pain obtain excellent results with medical treatments alone, however many other patients will need a combination of treatment.