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- Neuropsychology Clinic
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 mental health practitioners 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 individuals cope more effectively with their chronic pain — and can actually reduce the intensity of pain.
For clients dealing with chronic pain, treatment plans are designed for that particular client. 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 pain.
Our clinicians also work with short term and long terms disability and insurance claims as well as WSIB and help to navigate return to work steps when applicable.