Handbook for Mortals : Controlling Pain : The effects of pain

Pain is more than "just" hurting. Pain decreases your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well being in a variety of ways. It affects you physically, mentally, and emotionally. With pain, you may:

Adapted from "Management of Cancer Pain" by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

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