Has your chronic pain become worse during the COVID-19 quarantine? Social distancing and living in isolation, the safety measures governments have imposed during this public health crisis, might be worse for those with an underlying condition like chronic pain.
According to a study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, patients with chronic pain who become socially isolated may experience more pain interference, as well as lowered physical function. They may have more episodes of painful attacks, whether it’s from arthritis, fibromyalgia, or migraine.
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