Spinal Stenosis Causes Depression – True or False?

Spinal stenosis causesThe question of whether spinal stenosis causes depression is a tricky one. On the one hand, it is not a direct or absolute cause – obviously, not everyone with spinal stenosis or other degenerative spine conditions has depression. However, there is a very definite link between physical ailments and psychological conditions like depression or anxiety. In fact, studies repeatedly show that individuals who suffer from chronic back pain are more prone to developing feelings of sadness, fatigue, and isolation. More recent research even suggests that depression can actually lead to some forms of back pain. But what is the exact link between psychological and physical ailments, and what separates depression from a normal case of the blues?

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