Chronic pain can be cause us to be over-protective.
Our natural reaction to pain is to avoid activity that worsens the pain or what we think might do further damage.
When we become overly fearful, rest, and stop doing things in anticipation of chronic pain; we can make things worse and continue the cycle of pain.
We end up reducing functional ability. We lower strength and stamina. And we don’t get involved with the social, leisure, and work activities we enjoy. Increasing moodiness and depression while lowering overall quality of life.
Don't be afraid of pain. Hurt doesn't always mean harm.
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