Dealing with chronic pain 

What is it?

Pain serves an important purpose by alerting you to injuries such as a sprained ankle or bruised knee. Dealing with chronic pain, however, is often more complex. People often think of pain as a purely physical sensation. However, pain has biological, psychological and emotional factors.

Furthermore, chronic pain can cause feelings such as anger, sadness, hopelessness, and anxiety.

To treat pain effectively, it is important to address the physical, emotional and psychological aspects. For patients experiencing chronic pain, psychological approaches are designed and planned for that particular patient. The plan often involves teaching relaxation techniques, helping to change unhelpful beliefs about pain, building new coping skills and addressing any anxiety or depression that may accompany your pain.

What are the symptoms?

  • Mood disturbances
  • Chronic Anxiety
  • Poor sleep and fatigue
  • Reduction in day to day functioning
  • Poor concentration/memory
  • Changes in relationships including changes to sexual relationships
  • Low self esteem

What are the therapies that can help?

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