What does chronic pain do to the body? And how can you help yourself (see next post)?
1. Puts up the stress levels increasing the fight or flight hormone response
2. Sets the ‘nerves on edge’, not wanting to be touched
3. The body becomes a hostile place, a battleground, something to fight not find pleasure in
4. Slows down digestion as part of the hormone response in 1.
5. Increases incidence of depression, feelings of anger and helplessness.