Pain not only causes physical discomfort, but it can also interfere with a person’s ability to carry out normal activities, such as:
- Physical exercise
- Maintaining meaningful employment
Pain interferes with sleep, appetite and emotional well-being.
It is quite common for people in pain to experience increased feelings of:
These effects of pain can build on each other and aggravate an already difficult situation by increasing pain and distress, or both.
The Pain Program uses a comprehensive medical and behavioural approach to understand and treat pain and its effects.
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