Coping with chronic pain

Coping with chronic pain

Chronic pain is physically and psychologically stressful and its constant discomfort can lead to anger and frustration with yourself and your loved ones. By definition, chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months and affects how a person lives their daily life. While physicians can provide treatment for the physical dimensions of chronic pain, psychologists are uniquely trained to help you manage the mental and emotional aspects of this often debilitating condition.

Several medical treatments may be used to alleviate chronic pain, including over-the-counter or prescription medication, physical therapy and less utilized treatments, such as surgery. However, these options are only a few of the pieces necessary to solve the puzzle of chronic pain. Mental and emotional wellness is equally important β€” psychological techniques and therapy help build resilience and teach the necessary skills for management of chronic pain.

Please Read More at Dr. Patty’s Chronic-Intractable Pain and You Sites, Inc.


One thought on “Coping with chronic pain

  1. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 years ago (I was 19) I always try to keep a positive attitude through my flair ups, you have too because it is so easy to slip into a depression if not. I have a wonderful family who helps me on my bad days and a Dr. that I work closely with to keep my RA under control…. P.S. I dislike rainy days and inversions… you can guess why πŸ˜‰

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