CHRONIC PAIN TREATMENT
Chronic pain is the number one cause of disability in the world! It is the most expensive medical cost in the US, more than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined! This is largely because traditional treatments like medication, procedures, and surgeries are not enough.
Pain psychology is a relatively new specialty that research indicates is particularly effective for the treatment of chronic pain. Pain psychologists have training in many areas, including medical conditions, neuropsychology, and psycho-physiology.
New research in neuroscience is now uncovering the complex nature of pain, and indicating new and effective treatments. Even if you have perfect mental health, you can benefit from this treatment. As a pain psychologist I carefully teach my clients mind-body techniques to reduce their pain as well as increase their functioning and well-being. I have training in various models of treatment, including pain reprocessing therapy, therapeutic neuroscience education, and the biopsychosocial model.
Did You Know: Almost every psychiatric medication can also serve as a pain medication. Whether it's for anxiety, depression, or insomnia, these medications all reduce pain. This is because pain and emotions have overlapping neural networks in our brains.
I treat chronic pain through the most advanced and effective techniques. If you suffer from chronic pain, consider treatments that are based on the most up-to-date neuroscience research and evidence-based.
As with any therapy, there are pros and cons of treatment. If you have any questions, I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation.