The symptoms of
chronic pain include:
- Pain that does not go away as expected after an
illness or injury.
- Pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or
- Discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness.
Pain can lead to other problems, such as:
- Fatigue, which
can cause impatience and a loss of motivation.
- Sleeplessness, often
because the pain keeps you awake during the night.
- Withdrawal from
activity and an increased need to rest.
- A weakened
immune system, leading to frequent infections or
which is common and can make your pain worse.
- Other mood changes,
such as hopelessness, fear, irritability,
- Disability, which may include not
being able to go to work or school or perform other daily activities.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
January 9, 2013
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