NUTRITION SERVICES | Amanda Arnold, MS, MSN, RD
Pain hurts in more ways than one. The physical sensation of pain is hard enough to deal with, but persistent pain can hurt in other ways. Pain can make it more difficult to work, to enjoy recreational activities and to spend time with friends and family. Pain can also make it harder to be a parent, a partner and a friend. Pain takes a toll, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Most medical specialists focus on the physical aspects of pain, but the emotional and mental toll that pain takes on a person is often overlooked.