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Causes & Symptoms
As with chronic pain, depression can be caused by a wide variety of factors and present a multitude of symptoms. In fact, depression and chronic pain are frequently intertwined.
Chronic pain is almost always linked with depression due to changes in brain chemistry and the physical limitations created by pain syndromes. Depressive disorders may manifest in physical symptoms, such as muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, fatigue, and problems sleeping, among others.
Depression can make pain symptoms worse. To ensure return to optimal function, it is important to treat both chronic pain symptoms and the effects of depression.
How PRI Can Help
Successful treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis for the specific pain syndrome. The team at PRI will accurately diagnose the source of your back or neck pain through a detailed review of your clinical history and perform a thorough physical examination. We will then devise a customized treatment plan that may encompass one or more of the following therapies.
Chiropractic: chiropractic adjustments can help correct and restore the normal alignment and motion of the spine, improve nervous system function and alleviate pain.
Physical Therapy: a combination of passive and active therapies will reduce pain, strengthen lower back and pelvic muscles, and improve or maintain joint mobility.
Massage: highly effective in relieving muscle tension in the lower back and in reducing tight muscles in the back of the head, neck and shoulders.
Disc Decompression: painless and safe therapy that relieves back and neck pain and accelerates return to normal activity.
Aquatic Therapy: physical rehabilitation exercises in water; reduces back pain and inflammation; improves muscle strength and flexibility.
Acupuncture: highly effective in relieving muscle tension and reducing chronic pain in back, neck and shoulders; long lasting results.