Chronic pain can have strong physical and psychological effects which can significantly diminish the quality of our lives. When chronic pain interferes with day-to-day activities, it can have a negative impact on our self-esteem leading to feelings of frustration, anxiety, anger, depression and helplessness. Constant pain may prevent us from participating in everyday activities, such as physical exercise, working, and socializing which can result in feelings of guilt and anger. At Mosaic we strive to support our clients in managing how chronic illness often impacts mental wellness.
The American Academy of Pain Medicine states that more than 1.5 billion people around the world experience chronic pain. In the United States, it is considered the most common cause of long-term disability, affecting about 100 million Americans each year.
The most common types of chronic pain include:
- Post-surgical pain
- Post-trauma pain
- Lower back pain
- Cancer-related pain
- Neurogenic pain, or pain caused by nerve damage
- Psychogenic pain, or pain caused by disease, injury, or nerve damage
If you feel that your mental health is suffering due to chronic pain and if you are experiencing symptoms of Anxiety and Depression, please consider getting the support you deserve. We are here.