Chronic Pain and Rehabilitation Therapy Services
When we get a scrape or a cut on our hand, we feel pain. A signal is sent from our nerve endings to the brain signaling that pain. Chronic pain, however, is much more complicated and has many layers.
Those suffering from chronic pain often question the role of Psychologists. Chronic pain affects all areas of one’s life and can lead to feelings such as anger, hopelessness, sadness and anxiety. This is where Psychologists can help by providing tools to assist with the physical and emotional distress associated with chronic pain.
Managing and understanding the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that accompany the discomfort of pain can help you cope more effectively with your chronic pain — and can actually reduce the intensity of your pain.
For patients dealing with chronic pain, treatment plans are designed for that particular patient. The plan often involves teaching relaxation and mindfulness techniques, changing old beliefs about pain, building new coping skills and addressing any anxiety or depression that may accompany your pain.
If you are suffering from chronic pain please call. We can help.