Treatment for Pain-Related Anxiety
Chronic pain can change your outlook on life. Not only can it impact your physical function, but chronic pain can also cause mood disorders like anxiety. Many people with chronic pain disorders such as MS, fibromyalgia and arthritis can succumb to anxiety disorders that further impact their quality of life. Our pain specialists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute offer treatment for pain-related anxiety at our clinics in San Jose and throughout the Bay area.
Can Pain Cause Anxiety?
Chronic pain can change how your brain responds to stimuli and how you react to stress and other triggers. Both the physical and mental stress from chronic pain can impact perceptions and feelings of well-being. Anxiety disorders can range from general anxiety disorder that includes excessive worry and tension to compulsive-obsessive disorder (OCD) and panic disorders. Those with pain-related anxiety may be suffering from pain and the grips of anxiety that can cause insomnia, headaches, fatigue and other symptoms.
Treatment for pain-related anxiety can give patients the tools to manage both their pain and anxiety. Our pain specialists understand that physical and mental health are intertwined, which is why we offer a comprehensive treatment plan for patients that encompass both aspects of their health. Chronic pain and pain-related anxiety can both be addressed with a combination of treatments that work to manage pain and anxiety symptoms, as well as give the patient tools to manage their response. Psychotherapy with stress management, talk therapy, ACT and other techniques can help patients overcome anxiety related to their pain disorder and live a healthier, happier life.
If you suffer from chronic pain or pain-related anxiety, there is hope that you can improve your quality of life. Contact us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute in San Jose to schedule a consultation with a pain specialist to begin your healing journey to improved wellness.