Symptoms: About Chronic Pain

  • Pain not attributable to a current physical reason
  • Pain that comes and goes with no pattern
  • Pain sensitization: being “on guard” for more or worse pain
  • Increased sensitivity to pain
  • Increased sensitivity to stress of any sort
  • Some forms include arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, cancer (Yoga for Chronic Pain)
  • Follow-on symptoms can include hopeless, helplessness and guilt

Can Lead to Hopelessness, Helplessness and Guilt

The persistent pain, with its uncertainty of progress, deep distress and interpretations creates a sense of hopelessness, helplessness, lack of meaning for what is happening, guilt or disturbed belief systems. – PubMed Central