A New Approach to Dealing with Chronic Pain
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- Your chronic pain experience is a combination of biological, psychological and social factors — and it can be helped by addressing those three elements.
- If you’re feeling frustrated that physical treatments aren’t helping, psychological and social interventions may reduce pain and the effect it’s having on your life.
- Your brain is not a passive recipient of pain. You have the power to change the way you experience physical pain.
- Relaxation training
- Mindfulness exercises
- Cognitive restructuring
- Addressing barriers to physical activity
- Addressing emotional reactions to pain
- Improving the patient’s understanding of how the mind and body are interconnected
- Re-engagement in social activities and support systems
- Increased involvement in family life
- Returning to work