Friday, May 10, 2013

Chronic Pain Co-Occurs With Mental Health Issues

Those interested in chronic pain will likely find this news article by very interesting!  Reporting on information originally published by the Health Behavior News Service, the article talks about the relationship between anxiety and chronic pain.

Some key points from the article include:

  • A recent study evaluated 250 patients with severe pain, and it was found that 45% of them have some form of an anxiety disorder
  • Common anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and OCD
  • In those patients who reported anxiety, they also reported significantly worse pain and lower quality of life
  • Depression also manifested in many cases where patients had anxiety co-occurring with chronic pain

To read more from the article, please click here.

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving Blair and the seven surrounding counties in central Pennsylvania.  He takes cases for clients who are experiencing chronic pain as the result of an injury due to the fault of another.   For more information on his Altoona, PA area firm, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at

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