People with Chronic Pain Due to Spinal Cord Injury Have More Risk of Mental Health Issues

A new study published in Spinal Cord has found that adults living with chronic pain due to spinal cord injury have an increased risk of developing mental health problems compared to people without the injury. These psychological issues include conditions such as depression and anxiety.

The study by a Michigan Medicine team of researchers analyzed private insurance claims for more than 9,000 adults with a traumatic spinal cord injury and more than 1,000,000 adults without the condition.


It was found that people living with a spinal cord injury were diagnosed with mental health conditions more often compared to those without the injury: 59.1% versus 30.9%. Past findings have also consistently shown higher levels of psychological morbidity throughout this group than the general population without spinal cord injuries.

Adults living with spinal cord injury were also associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, insomnia, and higher levels of stress among their mental health conditions. In many cases, patients report that chronic pain is an even more significant influence on their overall health than living with the injury itself.

Researchers believe that these findings should influence physicians to identify mental health conditions in patients with spinal cord injuries and refer them to mental health providers for treatment.

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As mental health can be connected to chronic pain, it is essential to focus on solutions for all conditions to live an overall healthier and happier life.

Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.