Understanding the mind-body connection's role is essential for patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain. Conditions like depression and anxiety can often be associated with pelvic pain. At the same time, pelvic pain can cause emotional distress, creating a constant cycle of pain that can be difficult to break.
What are the psychological issues associated with pelvic pain?
Physical pain, especially chronic, can lead to:
- A breakdown in coping mechanisms
- Worsened stress
- Other psychological distress ramifications
- Increased chronic pain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Relationship issues
Working with a professional to overcome these stressors can help you find relief.