About Long Term Chronic Pain: Symptoms and Complications
Living with chronic pain can create a vicious cycle of anxiety, dependence on other people, and sleep deprivation. Chronic long-term pain can make it unpleasant for people to live their daily life normally. They might stop social activities because of chronic pain. They might feel dependent on other people to help with daily tasks such as shopping. It can be hard to sleep for someone who is in pain, or worried about being in pain. Constant sleep deprivation can lead to depression. Feeling helpless because of chronic pain can also make people feel worthless and demoralized.