Chronic pain & other chronic health issues appear to have considerable links. One study found 64.5% of people with chronic back problems also report another chronic condition, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. One hypothesis for why chronic pain is linked to these other chronic diseases is that they share common lifestyle-related risk factors such as high BMI, inactivity, smoking & poor diet.
For example, pain is a known barrier to engaging in physical activity. Pain can also lead to compensatory behaviors like so called ‘eating for analgesia’, alcohol use & use of other drugs, which in the presence of pain may be far more complex to overcome.
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