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Causes Of Chronic Pain You May Not Expect

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There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding chronic pain. One of the most common pieces of misinformation spread around the internet is that there is a set list of causes of chronic pain. This is not the case and research is consistently finding new reasons why people may experience pain that can last for months or even years. Some of these may surprise you and can be more treatable than you might think.

Is It All In Your Head?

Well, not exactly but there might be some truth to this. No one likes the idea that chronic pain is something that they are imagining but this isn’t quite what’s going on here. It’s possible for chronic pain to be completely psychological which means that it is caused by a neurological issue. However, that doesn’t mean that the pain that you are feeling isn’t real. It’s real for you. One of the most common examples of this would be phantom limb syndrome. If you have lost a limb, it’s possible to still feel pain where it used to be. This is often due to the nerves in the limb that is remaining reacting as though the pain is still there. The treatment is psychological too because a mirror is used to show the arm or hand relaxing which stops or significantly reduces the pain. 

In other cases, psychological pain can manifest as a physical ache. This is due to the fact that your body is struggling to find a way to cope with the issue. If that’s the case, then it’s worth using a telehealth solution to get to the bottom of the root cause. That way you can move forward and dramatically improve your health. 

Is It Years Old?

Alternatively, it could be that the cause of your chronic pain is from an injury that you sustained years and years ago. Most people think that pain and injuries are instant after you experience an accident. However, this is not the case. The reality is that pain can take months or yes, even years to manifest. 

That’s why if you are injured in an accident or incident it’s always important to get checked out by a doctor. You need to make sure that there are no signs of injury that could start to impact you. It’s important that you do explore whether there is trouble here that could become more apparent in the future. 

Is it Due To Medication?

Finally, it’s not unheard of for meds and certain prescribed treatment to cause issues with chronic pain as a potential side effect. Meds can have a wide range of unexpected impacts on your body. That’s why it’s always important to check whether there are any known side effects of meds that you might be taking. If this is the case, then it’s important to stop them immediately and potentially explore an alternative. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the more unexpected causes and issues that can surround problems with chronic pain. 


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