Chronic pain, which may vary in intensity from a mild ache to excruciating, debilitating symptoms, lasts longer than six months. Pain signals from the nervous system can linger for years, causing unbearable stress both physically and emotionally.
Unfortunately, chronic pain is common, affecting millions of Americans. Even more troublesome is that, in many cases, the cause is not found.
The most common sites for chronic pain are:
- Carpal tunnel
As the pain progresses and lingers, it can take an emotional toll, contributing to the following conditions:
- Tension and stress
- Lethargy and fatigue