Chronic and persistent pain syndromes are as much behavioral and psychological (thinking and feeling) problems as physical or medical problems. Health professionals involved in pain management must have a thorough knowledge of the latest pain management techniques in order to select the best methods and strategies for helping each patient undergoing chronic pain management.
Psychotherapy approaches have relevance for many different areas of chronic pain management, and indeed other aspects of medicine in situations where people’s behavior is affected more by what they think, feel and believe than by the extent of damage from diagnosed physical condition.
Seeking chronic pain management relief often leads people down the quick fix path or the “better living through chemistry” action plan. Pain is often seen as the enemy. The truth is human beings need pain to survive. Pain is the signal that says something is wrong; that we need to find out what is it, and then learn how to manage it.
When medication does not eliminate the pain or improve the lifestyle losses people are experiencing, the result is usually irrational thinking and uncomfortable emotions—in other words, suffering. When this occurs, the level of distress increases and people suffer thereby remaining a victim to their pain. This further increases the drive to use medications as the only solution for their pain problem. That is why I’m an advocate of a multidisciplinary team approach that includes psychotherapy for effective chronic pain management.
To learn more about my thoughts and utilizing a team approach for more effective chronic pain management please check out my article The Need for Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management that you can download for free on our Article page.
You can learn more about the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System at our website www.addiction-free.com. If you or a loved one is undergoing chronic pain management, especially if you’re in recovery or believe you may have a medication or other mental health problem and you want to learn more effective chronic pain management tools, please go to our Publications page and check out my books; especially the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide: Managing Pain and Medication in Recovery. To purchase this book please Click Here.
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