Acute and chronic pain can greatly reduce the quality of life -- potentially leading to depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, loss of libido, and isolation.
Pain usually arises from medical issues. Many types of pain, such as migraines, gastric pain, and muscular or joint pain, arise from both physical and psychological issues. One may also have pain or exacerbate it because of mental and behavioral activity. For example, in an attempt to stop the pain itself or the distracting nature of pain one changes positions or tightens muscles in the pain area. This, however, can result in greatly increasing the pain's perceived intensity.
The way a person experiences the pain can be altered through various techniques