What is Psychogenic Pain?

May 23, 2022

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Sabi nila, your emotions and mental state can affect your physical health. When it comes to pain, psychogenic pain ang tawag diyan. Psychogenic pain is pain that is associated with psychological factors, which means pain that is increased or prolonged by mental or emotional problems.


Symptoms of psychogenic pain include:

  • Constant discomfort kahit with medication
  • Difficulty describing the location, quality and depth of pain
  • Pain that encompass larger parts of the body
  • Worsening pain kahit walang exact medical condition

Treatments for psychogenic pain include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Dietary changes
  • Healthy exercise regimen
  • Prescribed medication

If you think you have psychogenic pain, see your doctor as soon as possible. A series of tests may be conducted (such as MRIs, CT scans, blood tests, etc.) so that your doctor can make a proper diagnosis.