Chronic pain is a result of a variety of physiological, psychological and social processes. It is pain that lasts for a very long time. To get used to the pain you can not, but because it again brings discomfort to the patient’s life. With the presence of chronic pain, different people cope in different ways, but, in principle, possible options for the behavior of patients can be divided into two types.
The first type of behavior. A person experiencing chronic pain, resigns himself to her, and continues to lead a normal life, without noticing it.
The second type of behavior. People with chronic pain feels very seriously ill, requires greater attention from loved ones, too protects himself, devotes a lot of time to rest, relieve themselves of some very difficult (in their view) the obligation, etc. This behavior in the first place, causing more depression in the patient, and secondly significantly complicates the treatment.
Chronic pain and depression often largely coincide for the reason that they have the same nerve cells in the brain depend on the same neurotransmitter. After all, what is pain? A reaction to the impending danger, the impulse spreads throughout the nervous tissue.
Experiencing chronic pain, the patient is in a constant state of tension and stress, which also contributes to the development of depression.
Because depression and chronic pain are so closely intertwined, then treat them comprehensively. As a rule, medical treatment includes anti-depressants, and specially designed and individually tailored exercise facilities.