What are the psychological benefits of spine health for athletes?
The biopsychosocial model is a prevalent model in musculoskeletal care, which focuses on psychological and social wellbeing. Spinal injury and chronic pain can have a major impact on an individual's ability to process emotion, cope with stress, and overall outlook on life. For this reason, it is important for healthcare professionals to closely monitor their patients who are dealing with chronic pain, as they are at risk of developing neuropsychiatric issues.
Transcript: "There's a prevalent model currently in musculoskeletal care and practice called the biopsychosocial model. The model has been around for a long time, but what it refers to are the different dimensions of wellness, one of which is the psychological component, and another of that which could be considered broadly similar would be the social aspect. So what impact can spinal injury and chronic pain have on the individual's ability to process emotion, to cope with stress, to their general outlook on life? Because chronic pain is closely associated with depression and anxiety, and for that reason we monitor these things very closely with our more complex chronic pain patients, because we want to make sure that they are not falling into a neuropsychiatric."