Major depression is thought to be four times greater in people with chronic back pain than in the general population (Sullivan, Reesor, Mikail & Fisher, 1992).
Depression is more commonly seen in patients with chronic back pain problems than in patients with pain that is of an acute, short-term nature. Some of the symptoms often experienced by the person with chronic back pain or other spine-related pain include the following:
-Social isolation and lack of enjoyable activities
-Financial difficulties due to the inability to work
-gastrointestinal distress caused by anti-inflammatory medication and mental dullness from pain medication
-Concentration difficulties due to pain
Understandably, these symptoms accompanying chronic back pain or neck pain may lead to feelings of despair, hopelessness and other symptoms of a major depression or clinical depression.
Every patient should exhaust all resources when attempting to treat their back/neck pain. The DDS Decompression Belt offers a non-invasive, Medicare approved option for everyone suffering from back pain. There is proven success with DDS Products. Patients have reduced their medication intake, they’ve avoided surgery and they’ve returned to their normal lives.