Treating Pain Caused by Depression
When many people think of depression, they envision someone being sad, lonely, or in a fragile mental and emotional state. While this is true, physical pain can also manifest while you are suffering from depression, and often goes untreated.
In fact, pain associated with depression has a stigma attached to it; people think their pain “isn’t real,” or that no one will understand it. At Neuro Pain Consultants, we are to help you. We understand that depression can cause real pain and that pain needs to be treated.
How are Pain and Depression Linked?
When you think about how depression can make a person feel, it actually makes perfect sense that it would cause pain. Being depressed for a period of time is a tremendous burden on both the mind and body, which can manifest itself in the form of physical pain.
The increased levels of stress and anxiety that accompany depression can often make the pain worse, as well. Simply put, depression and anxiety can turn a small ailment into a major issue that results in chronic pain.
What are the Symptoms?
Here are a few symptoms associated with pain that is brought on by depression or anxiety:
- chronic pain accompanied by excessive sadness
- a feeling of pain and irritability
- being depressed about not being able to move very well
- a feeling of hopelessness associated with ongoing aches and pains
- contemplating suicide or harming yourself due to your physical condition
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please see a medical professional immediately. It is important to get your depression pain under control with an integrated, comprehensive treatment plan.
What are My Treatment Options?
If you are experiencing depression, insomnia, and chronic fatigue, the following treatments may be able to help:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Relaxation techniques
- Coping skills training
- Home and individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Anti-depressant medications (carefully monitored)
Are you searching for treatment for your depression or anxiety-related pain?
Rest assured, we can help treat your pain associated with depression without the use of potentially addictive pain medications. For more information on how we can help, contact our Detroit metro area location nearest you (Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, West Bloomfield Township, Troy, and Shelby Township).
With our unique, conservative approach to treating pain, we can help you battle your depression, and make your pain manageable (and possibly even get rid of it entirely). Give our office nearest you a call today!