February 28, 2017
It’s easy to see the physical effects of chronic pain. It limits our mobility, and keeps us from participating in the activities we love. It can also make it harder to sleep, which can have far-reaching physical consequences.
But chronic pain does more than affect our bodies – it can also affect our minds, our self-esteem, and how we see ourselves. In fact, researchers have found consistently lower levels of self-esteem in patients diagnosed with a chronic, pain-inducing illness than in healthier populations. (more…)