Complications of untreated pain itself:
• Sympathetic stimulation & consequences like: flaring of diabetes, cardio-vascular effects like tachycardia, increased B.P. ischeamia and myocardial infarction.
• Adverse effect on our immune system, so more chance of getting infectious diseases.
• Pulmonary complications like atlectasis, infection and pneumonia.
• Gastrointestinal side effects like gastric stasis, ileus, nausea, vomiting.
• Urinary system complications like retention.
• Coagulation abnormality leading thrombotic diseases.
• Psychological disturbances like anxiety, depression, thought process abnormality & even suicides.
• Acute pain may become chronic pain which is difficult to treat.