Treatment for Pain-Related Depression
Chronic pain and depression can go hand in hand for many patients. It is easy to understand that living with chronic pain can be depressing, but clinical depression is more than just sadness. Like chronic pain, depression can derail your life and keep you from enjoying your personal and professional moments. If you have chronic pain and have noticed signs of depression, you need to seek medical care. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer effective treatment for pain-related depression at our facility in San Leandro, CA.
Signs of Pain-Related Depression
Everyone can be sad or frustrated from time to time. However, when feelings of hopelessness overcome your life and become predominant, they can impact your quality of life. Depression triggered by chronic pain conditions is common. Not only can living in pain be mentally overwhelming, but there are biological factors in the brain that can contribute to depression. Some of the signs of depression include these symptoms when they persist for two weeks or longer:
- Physical and mental fatigue
- Crying or deep sadness
- Appetite changes – loss or binging
- No longer enjoy the same activities
Chronic pain and depression have similar responses in the brain and nervous system. Recognizing the connection can help determine the best treatment plan to address both pain management and the related depression that is intertwined with the pain disorder.
Relief for Pain and Depression
Not all chronic pain can be completely relieved, but it can be managed. Whether you have pain from cancer, arthritis, MS, CRPS or other disorders, there are innovative pain treatments to provide some level of relief. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we have a team of pain doctors and therapists from multiple disciplines who can determine the best treatment plan for your disorder. This can include medications, physical therapy, psychotherapy, innovative therapies and more to control both your pain and mood disorder.
You deserve to live without depression and enjoy your life to its fullest. If you are living with pain-related depression, contact us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We can provide effective treatment for chronic pain and related depression at our clinic in San Leandro, CA.