Does Chronic Facet Pain Cause Depression in Rural Indian Population?
|Deepak B Anap1*, Keerthi Rao2 and Subhash Khatri3|
|1Associate Professor, Padamashree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundationâs Medical College and Hospital, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, India|
|2Lecturer, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Physiotherapy, Loni, Ahmednagar, India|
|3Professor, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Physiotherapy, Loni, Ahmednagar, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Dr. Deepak B Anap
Padmashree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Medical College and Hospital
College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received February 26, 2013; Accepted April 16, 2013; Published April 18, 2013|
|Citation: Anap DB, Keerthi Rao, Khatri S (2013) Does Chronic Facet Pain Cause Depression in Rural Indian Population? J Pain Relief S2:001. doi: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000S2-001|
|Copyright: © 2013 Anap DB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Background: Chronic pain and major depression commonly occur together. Major depression in patients with chronic pain is associated with decreased function, poorer treatment response and increased health care costs.
Purpose of the study: To estimate the prevalence of depression in persons with chronic facet pain and correlation of depression with Pain intensity and age. Method: Cross sectional Questionnaire based study. Total 80 subjects with chronic low back pain were included in the study. Out of which 40 were with diagnosis of facet pain in lumbar region and 40 with chronic low back pain of any other cause. Patients were assessed using ‘Patient Health Questionnaire 9’ (PHQ-9) and Visual analogue scale.
Result: High prevalence (78.75%) of depression among chronic pain patients without any difference in chronic facet pain and chronic low back pain of any origin, there was strong relation between pain severity and depression (r=0.86).
Conclusion: Our study revealed a high prevalence of depression amongst patients with chronic facet pain and chronic low back pain of any origin.