Emotions and Their Role in Physical Pain

Chronic pain is one of the biggest challenges facing medical science. Even with their current extensive body of knowledge, doctors admit there is much they do not understand about the causes and best treatments for chronic pain. Dr. Susan Babbel, a psychologist who specializes in trauma-induced depression, believes emotions have a profound effect on chronic pain. She says: Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues…Physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional…

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