Chronic pain can limit the enjoyment of being an active participant in life. Chronic untreated pain can lead to :
- Sleep disorders
- Physical disability
- Depressed mood
- Damaged relationships
Chronic pain may produce feelings of anger, sadness, hopelessness, and even despair. In addition, it can alter one's personality, disrupt sleep, interfere with work and relationships and even have a profound effect on other family members.It is normal to have psychological problems with pain.