Living with a chronic disease and/or chronic pain can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life and can be expensive to treat. Chronic disease and chronic pain can be difficult to manage. Some common chronic diseases include:
- Heart Disease
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
In addition to disease-specific symptoms, pain and stress can often occur with chronic disease. Both are linked: pain that interferes with daily activities can often cause stress and the stress of managing symptoms may increase the level of pain you feel.