4. Psychological aspects can worsen pain. Pain can be influenced by many things, including psychological conditions. Psychological conditions that exist prior to surgery or treatment can be related to pain felt after said treatment.
5. Pain can be influenced by your social environment. Pain can become worse at work or in a stressful situation. A situation that the brain interprets as unsafe can cause pain, as a type of defense mechanism.
6. An understanding of pain could reduce your need for care. A study conducted by the military revealed that those who attended a 45-minute class about pain requested less care for lower back pain than others.