Depression Health Center
Depression is by far the most common emotion associated with chronic back pain. The type of depression that often accompanies chronic pain is referred to as major depression or clinical depression and is a serious medical condition. Although most people understand how chronic pain can cause depression, the reverse can be true as well. People with depression are much more likely to develop chronic back pain or neck pain than people who are not clinically depressed. A comprehensive approach is often required to assist patients in managing depression, chronic pain and depression-related sleep issues.