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Is Your Music Capable of Decreasing Your Pain?

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Oct 25, 2016

Music can calm you and energize you, soothe you and excite you. Its ability to influence emotions is something all of us have felt at one time or another. But music may be doing even more than that – it may be helping to lessen our pain levels. As Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music – when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

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Topics: Blog, Anxiety, Stress, Relaxation, Depression

Are Chronic Pain and Depression Related?

Posted by MAPS Education Team on Oct 28, 2014

It is not uncommon for those who suffer from chronic pain to feel depressed. Approximately 50% of people who have chronic pain also have depression. Chronic pain interferes with a person’s daily functions. He or she might not be able to participate in all activities with family and friends like they did before having chronic pain. He or she might miss work or not be able to perform their job duties. All of these changes can be hard to deal with and can lead to depression.

Chronic pain creates many stressors, not just socially, but financially and emotionally as well. The pain may make it difficult or impossible to perform daily grooming or tasks, such as making a meal. It is important to know that there is help available.

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Topics: Blog, Chronic Pain, Behavioral Health, Depression