Chronic Pain and Mental Health
43% of people in the UK experience some form of Chronic Pain, which equates to 28million individuals, with 80% of adults experiencing low back pain at some point in their lives.
Here I talk about my own Chronic Pain and Mental Health experience, whilst also looking at definitions of what Chronic Pain is, how it impacts on your mental health and what having chronic pain can lead to. Which do you treat first, the chronic pain OR the poor mental health elements? It can be all too easy to concentrate on the physical pain and overlook your mental health.
The next episode will be: “Living With Chronic Pain”, where we will look at how exactly it impacts your life and that of those around you too!?