CHRONIC PAIN IS A VICIOUS CYCLE…
by Niki Wyre
Living with chronic pain can make the most simple tasks hard to do. It is a constant drain on you physically and emotionally. The image above is the best diagram I have come across to show exactly how chronic pain feeds into the constant cycle.
Chronic pain can cause loss of sleep, stress, anxiety, increased pain, increased depression and more. Getting out of this cycle can be almost impossible to do. The best way in lessening the cycle above is by getting a doctor who will effectively manage both your pain causing condition as well as your pain levels. Almost 80 percent of our members don’t feel that their pain is adequately managed! That’s 4 out of 5 individuals with Autoimmune Arthritis. If you aren’t satisfied with your current management, please talk to your doctor about it or seek another medical professional. Some members have reported better results in keeping their pain managed by utilizing a pain management specialist.
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